Male Or Female?

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

  1. Sebright18

    Sebright18 Out Of The Brooder

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    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


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  2. Asweet23

    Asweet23 Out Of The Brooder

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    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....

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6156185_distinguish-bantam-chick-male-female.html

    goodliuck!
     

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