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8 new Buff Orpington chicks. [PICS] Old wives tale?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Magenta_Chick, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Magenta_Chick

    Magenta_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I went and picked up 8 buff orpinton chicks this afternoon. No idea what they are as far as sex goes. I held them upside down and 7/8 curled up. Please tell me this is an old wives tale and I don't have 7 roos! please please please


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  2. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, old wives' tale [​IMG] just gotta wait n see [​IMG]
     
  3. lsv313

    lsv313 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the wives tale was if the legs curled up it's a pullet? If that's the case, you'd be in luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is very much an old wives' tale. Only vent sexing at this age can confirm the gender of your chicks. Don't worry about it for now and enjoy the fuzzies! Very cute!
     
  5. Magenta_Chick

    Magenta_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Haha, wouldn't that be great!?! Oh to dream....
     
  6. Magenta_Chick

    Magenta_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I know! They have my heart already! They're so soft <3 and so content to just be held and loved on [​IMG]
     
  7. minichic

    minichic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sooooooooo cute! I have three BO's that are almost 3 weeks old.
     
  8. Magenta_Chick

    Magenta_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Since all I have are BO's, DH and I are naming our coop IN THE BUFF [​IMG]
     
  9. redbarnfeathers

    redbarnfeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the other posts, I too have found this to be an old wives tale, just have to wait and see....[​IMG]
     
  10. Magenta_Chick

    Magenta_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Good, because I was sure enough freaking out. I really dont want/need 7 roos! lol

    If that was the case... talk about bad luck! [​IMG]
     

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