Looking for gender help.


In the Brooder
May 27, 2020
hello there everyone! I'm new to the group and already I've read many threads with great advice! I to need a little. I've had chickens when I was younger but when we brought them home they were always ready to lay hens. Now as an adult I wanted to try raising them from chicks.i was told these 'girls' were 2 weeks old when I got then but they looked closer to 3 imo. Needless to say they're all growing amazing. I have 2 Colombian Rock, 1 Barred Rock and 1 black sexlink. My 4 kids decided what chicken they wanted and that's what we got. The add on Kijiji wrote "2 week old sexed females" in Guelph so I had driven there to pick them up. I had msged other people selling EE day olds as straight run but didn't want to risk getting a roo as I live in Brampton and the bylaw sadly won't allow me to have one, also wouldn't like to see my kids upset to see their chick go to a new home. So in that case our sole purpose of having chicks was for hens/eggs. The chicks are now 4-5 weeks old and I'm starting to see signs of a larger comb on a couple of them. They still appear to be quite yellow but I can see a touch of pink coming through. If anyone could give me some gender education 😆 that would be greatly appreciated.


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I just wrote this in another thread, but it bears repeating:

I'm kinda surprised I never found this written in any post or web page about sexing - but I notice that boys tend to be rather heavy for their size when you pick them up (girls are lighter), boys feel much more muscular and wiry under your fingers, and they often stand more upright. Often (but not always) I'm able to recognize that in a roo when they are already a week or two old. Boys also tend to struggle more when you pick them up.

I notice that usually boys' tails are much slower to grow than girls', already from the start, but often also until they are almost adults.

Other things you'll find in various web sites: roos have stronger and thicker legs than pullets, their shoulder and back feathers are usually slower to grow, and their wings tend to be shorter in the first few weeks at least.

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