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At what age can we start to tell the sex of our flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nikkichicki, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. nikkichicki

    nikkichicki In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    This is our first time raising chicks and now 2 ducks and I purchased 25 straight run chicks and some sexed pullets. I mixed them all up (dumb thing to do now cuz I have no way to tell which is which at this point). How old until we should be able to tell? I know I am far off from that but we plan on culling the roos I dont want to bring my pullets to an early demise in error.

  2. IrkanInvader89

    IrkanInvader89 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2008
    Within The Matrix
    You should start to be able to tell by around four weeks, but most likely not until they are 5 or 6 weeks old. Sometimes it takes longer, but you should be able to get a general idea by then.

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