Please Tell Me How!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrsmartin2001, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. mrsmartin2001

    mrsmartin2001 In the Brooder

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    How do I tell the difference between a rooster and a hen? I have 5 Barred rock chickens about 4 months old and I know a few is roosters because I heard them crow, but they all just look alike and I need to get rid of the roosters so how do I tell them apart?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    The roosters will almost always be light colored and have much bigger combs and wattles. See this pic? Back is a roo, front is a pullet.
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    This is a pullet and the next pic is a cockerel. They really do look different.
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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Can you post pics? We would love to help.
     
  4. mrsmartin2001

    mrsmartin2001 In the Brooder

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    Yes I will post some pics tomorow.
     

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