when will I be able to tell

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crzychicken, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

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    I have 12 BCM. I split a order of 12 with my neighbor and I don't want to give her all roo's or all hens, how do I tell roos from hens. how old before I can tell and what do I look for red combs? Does anyone have pixs of young roos or young hens.
    Thank you
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    our RIR's roo's had noticeablly larger & redder combs around 4 ~ 5 weeks of age.. also watch for leg thickness. Roo's have thicker legs~ hope this helps!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Seconday sex characteristics generally start showing up around 4 to 6 weeks. With a bunch of all one breed, you should start noticing the differences about then.
     
  4. SimplyForties

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    How about you get together and each pick, one at a time, until you each have 6. That way the mix, if it's uneven, won't be anyone's fault.
     

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