Can you tell at 6 weeks if a chicken is a hen or not? Our second batch of chickens is almost 6 weeks old now. Hens are darker in color. If so,tell me what breed's you ordered and I can help you out.It's difficult to tell from the picture. swsoutherlands. I can't see any pic's just a box with a red x. These birds were 6 weeks old when I tagged them. The crest is still fairly tame where a polish rooster's crest tends to be very spiky. Registered User. … Normally you could tell at this age, but this one is one of those 'funky' ones. It's my ? Still, it’s fun to guess and see if you’re right late. Reactions: GunMonkeyIntl and wdcutrsdaughter. However, that’s going to take 18-20+ weeks to happen so we’ll go over some more helpful ways to tell hens from roosters. ~The Gilded Feather~ A Flock of the Wild RP. Beverly. Problem is the hatcheries only guarantee an 85-90% success rate with sexing chicks upon hatching. You may start to notice a … 10 months ago. swsoutherlands. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. While a rooster includes many kinds of bird species such as turkey, grouse, quail, pa… Possible Rooster Traits. Post Sep 22, 2008 #9 2008-09-22T14:01. Im so confused cause i think it looks more hen like. Lv 6. I am keeping my eye on this cross-dresser and time will tell that tale. I separated them about 10 days ago and put all the roosters into their own home. In the fun of getting tiny fluffy chicks, it’s hard to imagine a time they won’t be welcome in the barnyard (or backyard). Looking at the waddles and (or is it wattles???) Afterwards, about a few weeks later, the hen will lay a FERTILE egg. 77. That's a bit of a tough call. What is throwing me is the bird will not super loud but will crow every couple of weeks a few times but not like i assume a rooster would crow ? My life has been miserable for the past 3-4 weeks not knowing which ones are male and which ones are female. For older chickens, typically 3-6 months of age, there are a few characteristics you can look for. ( I have been reading hen vs, rooster all afternoon). The differences in feathers used for feather sexing a chick disappear after only a few days, but as the chicken's adult feathers begin to grow in (at about 13 weeks, according to the Happy Chicken Coop), you may notice more differences between the genders. It is my pleasure to bring the forums to you. If you didn't know better, you'd think one was a rooster and one was a hen. She is very gentle, so that is why I am questioning this. So how do you tell apart a baby rooster … This one isn't nearly as big but the pullets have tiny combs. The wondering consumed many hours of my time. I thought I would put it out to the Internet to see what people think. Answer Save. Save Share. 77. Hope this helps! My children want to pick out appropriate names for them. If the egg has a pointed tip, it’s a rooster. I just did they math and they are about 27 weeks old. Comb and Wattles: Size and Color. Could be a slow developing cockerel or could be a pullet with a little larger comb...ah, the joys of owning chickens. Reading Time: 6 minutes. Is it at all possible to tell the difference between a hen and a rooster when the chicks are only about 3 weeks old? I worked on my families Perdue Chicken Farm - they had 1600 acres, 2 acres to Perdue stuff, 20 acres for family estate and the rest share cropped for mostly soybeans. Brown Leghorn Hen Vs Rooster. Hen or rooster . These bad boys were beginning to get honky with the Banty gals. 6 days ago. Sorry, the pictures are not being loaded into the post. Update: The comb and wattle have gotten a lot bigger then the last time i asked. According to the American Poultry Association, the standard weights for Plymouth Rock roosters are: hen – 6.6-7.5 lb (3-3.4 kg), pullet – 5-6 lb (2.3-2.7 kg), a Bantam variety – 2.65 lb (1.2 kg). Here are a few milestones to refresh your memory: 1. Is Mom. Wonder why, strange things done in the midnight sun, by the men that moil for gold..........Cindi. Quote from: beemaster on November 29, 2008, 02:41:07 am, Quote from: Cindi on November 29, 2008, 11:44:09 am, Quote from: reinbeau on November 29, 2008, 07:38:10 pm,, Quote from: BRIANCJ on November 30, 2008, 09:45:40 am, Quote from: doak on November 30, 2008, 03:25:29 pm. I see several males in the pics. It also only works on first-generation sex links. So, out of 10, we knew pretty quick (within 6 weeks) that 4 were roosters and gave them away to others. Hen or Rooster? She charges … I really can't see your pictures well enough, but the males get pointy saddle feathers just in front of where their tail begins. Hen or rooster 2nd picture ? I read online that hens are usually broody for 3-4 weeks, so I'm a bit concerned now she's been broody for nearly 6 weeks. Let us know in the comments! The light weight of this Mediterranean breed (males reach 6 … Yet most people want hens, not roosters. . Yesterday I recieved as a gift 3 beautiful little silkie chicks and I am just curious as to who is who. But I don't know if a 6 week old chicken is going to take to well to your checking out its gender!!! I just posted an album entitled hen or rooster with more pics. A good hen will lay white egg but will most likely not desire to hatch them as this gene has been bred out of them. Week 5-15 – gangly teenager stage – ch… Beautiful, most wonderful day, lovin' our lives. She will continue to lay eggs in this clutch until she has ‘enough’, which is a number anywhere from seven to as high as 20-plus. Im having trouble determining. How to tell a hen from a rooster: In Ameraucanas the male chicks will have a wider comb base than the females. (Who are also called pullets.) Registered User. Black one looks just like Its Mom even the comb and wattles at 6 weeks. 6 Answers. Lately our "hen" Ophelia has been exhibiting some suspiciously rooster like qualities. Certain combinations of rooster over hen provided a definite marker for male or female- but it only works with certain breeds. They had huge red combs and wattles already. Hen? If it's too young … Believe that. Have already rehomed the other 6 males. The bird is a few (like 3-4 ) months old according to who i bought it from. The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee. The two chickens are inseparable. Theoretically, male chickens, at any age, are more curious, aggressive, and boisterous than juvenile females. Post Sep 18, 2008 #1 2008-09-18T20:03. Pullet and the back of chick in question that I originally posted 4. The most accurate way to tell is when the hens start laying around 16 to 18 weeks or more of age. The term rooster originated in the United States, while the cock (adult rooster) and cockerel (young rooster) originated in the United Kingdom and Ireland. I will say it was pretty obvious at five weeks that my rooster … If the hen sits on the egg for 21 days, the egg will hatch. Are roosters the … 6 weeks old – small feet and beak, no dark wing feathers, but her comb and wattles are pink and fairly big. Twb, post a picture so we can take a peek at them. 2 weeks ago. There are 13 roosters and 20 hens, all have seemed to have proven true to their sex. He began developing waddles, a comb, etc by about 3-4 weeks. Our chicks are just 6 weeks old and I'd like to know which are hens and which are not so we can know how much freezer space we need ;).

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