About 1.5 weeks ago I took baby chick photos, which you can see here. We then left for a little vacation and we came back to find the chickens are growing like weeds! And one chicken in particular, Ms. Apple, sprouted a comb and wattle (the things hanging under her beak). Her comb and wattle are MUCH bigger than any of the other chickens.
I’m a little paranoid she’s a rooster. Or maybe this is just how Rhode Island Red hens look around five weeks? When I shared my 2-week baby photos, I was worried my Leghorn was a rooster, but her comb isn’t nearly as big now. Can you tell I’m a little paranoid? I don’t think we’d be able to keep a rooster in our neighborhood, so I’m hoping they are all hens.
This was her just over a week ago! Crazy how quickly they change!
And here she is at one week. Or should I say he?
Have you ever purchased baby chicks and one turned out to be a rooster? Do you think my dear Apple is a rooster?