roo or hen???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by juliachick, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. juliachick

    juliachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    (Northeastern PA)
    Ok so our first two batches of chicks are now almost 5 and 6 six weeks (this weekend). A few have red combs while most others have still light fleshy colored tiny starts of combs. Also, a few that were suppose to be sexed (the almost 6 wk olds) seem to be starting waddles but don't have as red of combs. I looked for the starts of spurs but it seems like a lot of them have a dot like looking things (like a bud) started. DO these things indiciate a roo? Any other things that are clear indidicators or is it too early still? I want to make sure we have about 10-12 hens and if we have more roos than I thought I want to add more chicks now to increase my odds of getting what I want.
  2. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    The ones with red combs are most likely roosters my chicks are the same way

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