Just curious...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catdaddy66, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Songster

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    When your chickie babies are growing out their combs (mine are 5 weeks old), do the roos' grow faster and larger than the hens? I have five that have much larger combs than most of the others. I am curious so that I can separate these from the hens and grow them to sell/butcher/etc. I have never before processed a chicken so the butchering is a bit off-putting at the moment. [​IMG]

    I know that it is very difficult to sex young birds but this may be a tell-tale sign of roosters sexual maturity at this age. Any clues from any of you members/experts? Thanks so much!
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:yes, yes they do:-( can you post a photo of the group-they BYC sexer team is amazing!!!

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