I got some new chicks and right now they’re nearing seven weeks. How am I able to tell if they’re a rooster or hen right now? I only know how to check based on their comb growth and their crowing.
These are just two of my three chicks.
This works for adult birds, but you can start seeing it in young chicks. Young cockerels also often display an upright, erect posture and generally have thicker legs than pullets the same age and breed. Their combs will turn redder sooner, also.