Anyone here know how to sex baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Namble, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If so tell me! I want to be able to do that.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I sexed mine pretty early, but they are welsummers and barred rocks, which are easier to sex. ETA: I knew at 1 week who was a cockeral and who was a pullet.


    What breed are you looking to sex?
     
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  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:NEVER attempt to vent sex a chick unless you know what you are doing! and by that I mean an expert. If done improperly you can hurt the chicks internally. It would be better to wait the 4-6 weeks until you see the first signs of a rooster/hen.
     
  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    i can wing sex all standard chicks pm me for more info
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not all chicks can be wing sexed. They must be bred for that trait, specifically. Some breeds can be sexed at hatch by color differences, most you have to wait till the traits of their sex emerge.
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    What if they are too old for that and too young for sex traits?
     
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Quote:Then you'll just have to decorate the brooder in pale yellows, greens & lavender...
     

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