Picking out the hens....
I have heard all sorts of ways to tell roosters from hens in the biddie stage but have always wound up rooster heavy when trying to pick out a few biddies from the farm supply here.
Any tried and true methods? I know with Black Sex-links the cockerel biddies will have a spot on their heads. With others, the last I heard and have not tried is hens will have smooth feather edge on their little wings and roosters will have an uneven edge.
So, whatever you know will work, I am all ears......or eyes, in this case.
ETA: We have always bought hens from a sale or ordered from a hatchery and could pic all pullets or straight run, which usually got us about half and half pullets and cockerels. We only want maybe 4 pullets this time around to fill out the flock and already have two nice roosters.
That's why these are my favorite chickens.
I was tought recently that you hold the check up with its back against your palm and watch their legs.... males will stretch their legs straight out, females will pull their feet up to their body and maybe even kick a little. I've been told this is 80% accurate.