IF U WANT TO KNOW THE GENDER OF YOUR CHICKS FOLLOW THESE STEPS BELOW! this trick does work because i use it myself... an old farmer once told me this. the trick works for any age of chicken. 1. pick up the chicken you want to know the gender of. 2. hold it with your hands around its head. ( dont actually hurt the chicken) hold it loose enough so that it can still make noises and the chicken isnt uncomfortable. 3. let both its feet dangle 4. if both the feet dangle and it doesnt put up a fight then it is a hen. the legs actually dont need to be straight one leg can be bent and one leg can be straight. as long as the legs arent flying around trying to kick you. 5. if the legs wont dangle and the legs try to spur you then it is a rooster. this trick WORKS 100% OF THE TIME!!! I just feel bad for everyone out there who wants to know the gender of their chicks.