Am i the only one...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tanichca, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Who can sex her silkie chicks? They are high quality, purebred birds, about a month and a half old. And i can tell the boys from the girls by the size! I noticed that the boys (and ive raised silkie chicks before, so i have tried this out and it WORKS) have broader chests and the females have a slimmer line. Weird, huh?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    With my silkies I never know til they crow or lay an egg.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:x2! When I try to help people with it in the What Breed or Gender Is This? section, I never can! Unless some are obvious roos. Tanicha, that is interesting! Thanks for the info. Didn't notice that.
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:x2! When I try to help people with it in the What Breed or Gender Is This? section, I never can! Unless some are obvious roos. Tanicha, that is interesting! Thanks for the info. Didn't notice that.

    haha my dads a scientist, so he tought us all to observe things.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    .... I should probably start a thread with the subject "Am I the only one who CANNOT sex chicks?"

    I'm actually pleased when a little cockerel crows in the brooder, because that shortens the amount of time I am clueless about such things. It's bad. I try to guess, but I just don't have any confidence in it.

    Course, I would be hatching things like Sebrights, and call ducklings, and bantam cochins and EEs and Orpingtons.
     
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Lol gryeyes...
     

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