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I ordered 15 Silkie chicks and they will be here in July. They come as a straight run only. They can't sex them at the hatchery because they are too small. At what age can you sex a Silkie and how can you tell the difference between a hen and a rooster?

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Usually you can sex them 7 weeks or 3 or 6 months. Pictures will be great if you have any!

 

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John 10:28-29: And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 
 

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Usually you can sex them 7 weeks or 3 or 6 months. Pictures will be great if you have any!

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X2 and to add, usually the combs/wattles will be bigger on roosters and the "top hat" feathering will be different looking.
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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As soon as I get the "kids", I'll put some pics on. It won't be until July 6th. The hatchery is having a hard time keeping up with the demand of these little cuties!
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