Please tell me these are gonna end up hens!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kfisher, May 31, 2011.

  1. kfisher

    kfisher Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 5 chicks April 16th, I know 2 are roos and now Im thinking they might all be. Please tell me I'm wrong!

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  2. kfisher

    kfisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I was told they were leghorns by the lovely members here on BYC!
     
  3. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like hens to me. But I'm no chickspert, so who knows... [​IMG]
     
  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are little girls from what I can see! are they about 6 weeks old then?
     
  5. kfisher

    kfisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you! I am concerned because their tail feathers have started to round, like my 2 I was told were roos. But their combs and wattles are barely anything.
     
  6. kfisher

    kfisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you! That's just what I was wanting to hear! Um, 7 weeks I believe. I need to get a picture of chick #5 and see what ya'll think but the little booger is fast and never stands still!
     
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  7. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I have leghorns, those look like ladies. [​IMG] leghorns get huge combs early, only start worrying if they turn bright red before laying age. [​IMG]
     
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say most def. girls if there leghorns and they are 7 weeks the boys all turn very red very young do you have pictures of the ones that you believe were boys?
     
  9. kfisher

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    Quote:Yes I do, and a picture of the final chick:
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    The "girls" look nothing like the "boys" but the girls combs are starting to get larger and a little pinker, plus the tail feathers are starting to round. They were "free" chicks from Ace Hardware when you bought a 50lb bag of chick starter and I was told they are almost always boys so I was so afraid I'd end up with all roos. Thanks!
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I do, and a picture of the final chick:
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    The "girls" look nothing like the "boys" but the girls combs are starting to get larger and a little pinker, plus the tail feathers are starting to round. They were "free" chicks from Ace Hardware when you bought a 50lb bag of chick starter and I was told they are almost always boys so I was so afraid I'd end up with all roos. Thanks!

    The one in that back is a girl, the other 2 red guys are boys for sure if there the same age? Top Picture is a little girl too.
     
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