Male Or Female?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sebright18, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Sebright18

    Sebright18 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2012
    After incubating 12 eggs under my broody hen, only 3 bantam chicks hatched, I am pleased with them even though only 3 hatched. They are very sweet and today they are 3 weeks old today and i would really like to no whether they are female or male.

    So how do you tell if they are a Cockerel or a Hen

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. Asweet23

    Asweet23 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 10, 2012
    Great Plains
    My little bantam chick (Blue Old English/Brown Leghorn cross) started crowing around 3 weeks old. I was in shock as I had never seen a chick crow. (other large breeds don't start to crow this early, actually most don't until they are around 4-6 months old).
    Another really good clue is that the comb on a male starts to grow a lot faster.
    here is a link to some other ways to make an educated guess....


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