Your Questions: Answered

How old does my chicken need to be before I can tell whether it is male or female?

It is not always easy to determine whether your chicken is male or female.  There are a number of ways to determine the sex of your chicken but it may take some weeks to be sure one way or the other and even then experienced chicken owners have been known to make mistakes!  The older the chicken the easier it is to establish whether they are male or female – the longer you can leave it the easier the job will be!