Almost Two Weeks Old...bantam chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by haycroft, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. haycroft

    haycroft Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2009
    My three ikkle chicks are nearly two weeks old...and one of them is already showing signs of getting tail feathers...does this mean its going to be female or male or doesnt it matter at this stage


    they move soo quickly and i can never can take a good pic..or they stay close to their mummy
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    About the tail feathers, a lot depends. Sometimes I can tell the sex by the tail when they're still pretty young. Of course there's no guarantee until they get a bit older, it's just all going by whether it looks like the feathers will stay straight or curl.

    So wait until those feathers get a little longer, then it'll be easier to guess [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009

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