But since none of my pictures have really showcased the chickens yet, I decided to do a little photoshoot. I'm trying to learn simple editing in photoshop, so I thought that they would be a good start.
I'm really worried that my favorite chicken, Snowball (this little white frizzle bantam) is a rooster. There hasn't been any crowing, but her comb and wattle are much more developed than the others. It is possible for a hen to develop the comb and wattle early on, but it isn't super common. The other problem is that I'm not totally sure how old she is. We thought that she was 6 weeks when we got her, but she could be older. I think she acts like a hen, but I'll be devastated if she is a rooster and I have to get rid of her.
It has been 12 weeks (March 17) since I bought the older ones, so they are between 12-13 weeks old. And almost 3 weeks (May 23rd) since I got the babies, so they could be anywhere from 7-9 weeks old. They could start laying as early as early as 16 weeks, but are more likely to start laying closer to 20 weeks.