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how do you tell if chicks are girls or boys? I have been holding them by there feet(the ones that flap are girls the ones that don't are boys), but not sure if this works, thanks!

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I wouldn't use that technique, you could hurt their legs, best to wait a few weeks, by 5-8 weeks most roosters will have pink or red combs and wattles and hens will have orange yellow yet.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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how do you tell if chicks are girls or boys? I have been holding them by there feet(the ones that flap are girls the ones that don't are boys), but not sure if this works, thanks!

That method works about 50% of the time... or about the same as guessing. ;)

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ok, thanks!

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