ROOSTER OR HEN? How can I tell at a month of age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babychickfarmer, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    We got our chickens sexed when we first got them and and now they are a month old. We wanted all laying hens but there's this one..it's name is Boba..I think it might be a rooster. Everything is different about it. personallity, its crazy (hence the name. it means crazy in portagese) the color of it's feathers and the size. Is there anyway I can tell if it is a rooster or a hen or do I have to wait till it grows up?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What breed is it? That matters when trying to sex chicks, sometimes. And if you could post a picture, that would help us help you.
     
  3. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will be able to post a picture but not tonight. It will have to be tommorow. and I don't think that i can tell u what breed it is. We got a mix of a couple. It was black as a baby but now as its growing its getting brown and red feathers. It;s very bright and beautyful.
     
  4. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]

    This is it...now that I look at it I think its a hen but it is so much bigger and so different so maybe I'm wrong. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, right now, in that photo, it looks like a pullet, but maybe if you're still not sure in a couple of weeks, post an updated picture.
     
  6. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    274
    0
    139
    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    I think It looks like a pullet.
     
  7. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    468
    0
    149
    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    My pullet at about 6 weeks looks like your chick. So would say pullet too.
     
  8. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    What does Pullet mean???[​IMG]
     
  9. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    468
    0
    149
    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    Pullet is a hen or female.
     
  10. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    OH Ok thats what I thought but I wasn't sure.. Thank you.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by