Silkie Under Cover

This is Peaches, she is one of my almost 3 month old Silkies… and the only one interested in fresh greens. The others would rather stick with chick crumbles… and the vitamins I sneak in there.

Big Bang Flock 12-3-13

New chicken coop roof! The board on top is only temporary while the glue on the edges dries. Sorry for the quality of the pics, I had to rule out hanging from a tree limb to get a better shot.

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At 3 or 4 Months, Hen or Rooster?

Here’s a Helpful Hint on How to Tell

Polish Rooster, 4 months. Look at the thickness & sturdiness of the legs.
Polish Pullet/ Hen, 4 months. Notice the thin dainty legs and feet.

I chose this particular breed of chicken because sexing them is quite apparent by looking at their legs & feet. However, some breeds aren’t that easy, the Silkie in particular. But most heavy breeds like the Rocks, and Orphingtons it’s pretty obvious. Hope this little trick is helpful!