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neal blake
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I am 68 years old. I raised chickens for years but quit about 15 years ago. I have now started back with about 50 laying chicks
At what age can you tell a pullet from a rooster. Is there any way at 2 weeks?
6/21/2012 5:42 PM report abuse
Score: 18
I currently have 5 RIR chickens. ONe of them (Rex Goliath) I call him, surprisingly turned out to be a rooster. I noticed a difference at about a month of age. His comb became significantly larger than that of his sisters. I expected him to be a pullet, so I wasn't looking for signs of a rooster. It depends. Some you know are roosters at just few days old and some may take as long as 2-3 months to recognize. You should be able to get an idea of the sex at that age but, you can't be certain. Take a chick that you are fairly sure is a hen, and compare it with one that is questionable. If it is a rooster, the comb will be somewhat larger, it may be a bit bigger than the hen and if you hold them both at the same time, a rooster would appear more outgoing. Sometimes if you observe them in thier brooder, thier personalities are apparent and you can just tell.
6/23/2012 8:32 PM report abuse