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Who calls at bedtime?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by neecy22, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. neecy22

    neecy22 Just Hatched

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    I have a small flock of 8 week old chickens. Every night the same chicken calls the others back to the coop and leads the group up the ladder to bed, it is very vocal at this time of day. In general is it a male or female that is in charge of bedtime routine? It's the one chick we are still up in the air about sex on. Thanks!
     
  2. GertrudeLover01

    GertrudeLover01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen who did that. I think it just depends on the individual but I've never had a rooster.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Post a pic of suspect bird? Gender should be pretty apparent at 8 weeks for most breeds.
    Usually a male will do that but not uncommon for female either, especially if there is no male present.
     
  4. neecy22

    neecy22 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] this is David he/she is a jersey giant - comb and waddles are there but small
    Compared to some photos I have seen
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd say pullet....I think comb and wattles would be much redder at 8 weeks.
     
  6. Yes,that is a female
     

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