I am REALLY enjoying this site and have found an amazing amount of useful information on it! Even made my own bucket waterers and feeders and have also made a gravity fed tube feeder. I'm about to make a second one and I'm also going to make an automatic waterer with 3/4 inch pvc and nipples. It's like second hat to me as I am an irrigation specialist! I may even throw in a few personal curves in the designs!! I have even built my own coops and plan on building a MUCH larger one probably 100X50 or so. Haven't worked it out yet as that is WELL in the future plans.
Any way I have a couple of questions about my Ameraucana Chickens. Right now they are 14 weeks old. I was wondering how soon I would be able to sex them and how. I see all kinds of videos and either I am doing it wrong or I have 12 hens, which is fine but I will need a male because I plan on breeding them and growing my flock. I used to do this on the farm when I was an older kid but then my family moved to the city :( and I was not able to start again until recently when I moved back to the country. I plan on this eventually taking over a my main source of income and, yes, I know what is involved and entails to do so.
I also want to know if these are true Ameraucana's or Easter chicks. I'm new to this breed and got them because I thought they looked very pretty. I will get different breads later as well. I also have Rhode Island Reds and Sex Links. They are the same age and there is no doubt one of them is a male. Big comb and waddles.
So I included pics of some of them. They all seem to have the same size comb and there does not seem to be a stand out in the bunch that would indicate a male. That is fine, I would just need to buy a male.
Any and all help is appreciated just keep in mind that I HAVE done this before including hatching. In Fact I just bout and IncuView 27 egg incubator with the automatic Humidification kit.