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5 1/2 weeks - when can I tell boys from girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NoseyChickens, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I have 6 little peeps that are 5 1/2 weeks old. How soon until I can tell boys from girls? 2 of them have combs that are pinker than the rest so I am guessing boys. But this is my first time with chicks so young so I have no idea.

    Peep #1 fizzle cochin
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    #2 Barred Rock (this one came from the feed store should be a girl)
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    #3 Light Brahma (girl also)
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    #4 Frizzle Cochin
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    #5 Standard White Cochin
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    #6 Naked Neck ( I call her Big Bertha, really hoping it's a girl!)
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  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    1,4,5 are roos
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Honesty cochin throw me off. i picked up 2 pullets and would have sworn they were roo's. Would have put all my money on them. Sorry, no clue~
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I totally agree with 1 and 5! those are the ones I pegged as roos too! Not as sure about 4. Comb not as pink and it is about half the size of the other one. So Bertha is looking like a pullet then. Awesome!!!
     
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I have been letting them outside during the day, it's in the mid 80's. At night I bring them back in. It's between 50-60 here at night. When will they be old enough to stay out in thier mini coop and run 24/7? I am thinking 2 more weeks inside tops. Would that be right?
     

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