What is it cock or hen??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by justinsmom, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. justinsmom

    justinsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick is only 5 weeks old and she is the only chick that was fertile out of 5 eggs and I think she is a hen. What ya think. Do you think she will be fine outside next week??
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  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    That's an awfully red and developed comb for five weeks, so I would guess boy. As far as leaving him outside, where do you live?
     
  3. justinsmom

    justinsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Atlanta GA we have a building with a brooder light in it and the cages in there are getting some heat off the brooder light above the cages

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  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I will jump in but I am never right [​IMG] Because its got such a prominent comb Im saying Roo. There I said it.
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say cock
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Roo

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  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite roo
     
  8. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I'm saying cockerel too.
     
  9. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    My White Leghorn roosters looked like that at 4 weeks old LOL! They are my avatar. At 5 weeks old with such a red comb I'd guess roo - but until it crows at 6 or 8 weeks old I give them the benefit of the doubt. My almost 16 week old White Leghorn pullet and 12 week old Ancona pullet still do not have that red or big of combs.

    White Leghorn pullet at 16 weeks on this Saturday and Ancona at 12 weeks yesterday.
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  10. Thats a little boy for sure.
     

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