male or female?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kimice, May 6, 2011.

  1. kimice

    kimice Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I am new to this chicken biz. I have three little hens...well I HOPE they are hens! Just wondering when and how do I tell if I have hens or roos?
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Can you upload any pictures for us to guess at?
     
  3. kimice

    kimice Out Of The Brooder

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    I won't be able to upload pic until later today unfortunately. You can tell just by looking at a pic of them?!
     
  4. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the breed and the age (plus, we're a bunch of chicken addicts and just want to see pictures of yours). try to get a nice picture of the face - for comb and waddle comparisons. also maybe a nice picture of the back with someone holding the wings out - for feather pattern comparisons. When you get responses, try to look for "I raise this breed" or "I've got a bunch of those" and give a little more weight to guesses by folks that have the breed. I have a Gold Sexlink pullet with a comb that screams "rooster", except that she's a sexlink and 100% hen. [​IMG]
     

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