roo or hen???

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

  1. juliachick

    juliachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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