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You may have hatched some baby chicks in spring and now have some teenage chooks and are won­der­ing which are boys and which are the girls. This is hard un­til they get their adult plumage and are around 2-3 months old. One of the only fail­safe ways is if it starts to crow it is a boy! Th­ese are some of the ways I try and guess. The males will have a larger tail, of­ten with a green tail feather. The males will be big­ger and their combs may be big­ger. If you star­tle them the males will of­ten stand tall on their legs while the hens will crouch down.

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