Trying to determine whether my chicks are hens or roosters.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dianacirce, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. dianacirce

    dianacirce Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a friend hatch out some eggs for me, the chicks are 6-7 weeks old now. I think I know what I have, as far as hens and roosters, just looking for a little backup on what I am thinking. If I post a pic, can someone guess with me? I have 1 mixed barred rock/white leghorn, 5 brown leghorn mixes, and 2 barred rocks. I think I have 4 or each, and one poor gimpy chicks that will be going to a local animal rescue as it probably won't be tolerated in the coop by the other chickens I already have.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll see if I can help once you post some pictures.
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Yes, I can help if there are pictures!
     
  4. dianacirce

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  5. dianacirce

    dianacirce Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm mobile right now, so I have to do one at a time. The pike of chickens refused to accommodate me and get up, but I got pretty good pics of the barred rocks

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  6. dianacirce

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    They are all being lazy right now, I'll get better pics when they are feeling more social
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel, probably.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

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    In this photo, I see at least two cockerels. The barred bird on the right and the uppermost red bird.
     
  9. dianacirce

    dianacirce Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm thinking. Both barred rocks and two of the leghorns being boys, three of the browns and the white leghorn, girls. I also think my gimpy baby is a roo, in which case, I really can't keep him, as I have a silkie roo that would probably not tolerate a weak guy around.
     
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