Just how old are they???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gogoalie, May 30, 2010.

  1. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 5 birds, one roo...that we got from the science teacher from school...my son brought one home, out of the brooder, on April 30...so I put that at the 4th week, they were fully feathered & you could tell a roo from a hen, easily...(a week prior actually), & now, I am guessing that they're starting they're 8th week, or I could be a week late, & they're actually 9 weeks old...I just checked one of my red hens, & she's got earlobes growin', a waddle growin' & her comb is getting longer (not quite pronounced)...& the two hens I had originally, are getting FAT! (Roo is a hawg as well!)
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Pics would help greatly .. It is diffucult to tell sex at tat young of an age.. I have some 14 weeks that Im still not sure of .. What color are the fatties??? You want to be sure they arent meat chickens as they wont have the life span of other chickens
     
  3. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two fat hens are black & reddish brown...One's an Austraulorp & the red one is either a RSL or a RIR...


    Here's a pic of my Dom X & RIR/RSL:
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    Here's a pic of my Brahma:
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  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    None of them really scream roo to me..
     
  5. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the Dom x is a roo..
     

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