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at which age can i know the gender of baby chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by morheb, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. morheb

    morheb Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2016
    Hello experts
    Im new to the chicken care, and i would like to know when can i know the gender of my babies?
    I have 11 babies and some of them are 2 weeks old now
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Best age is about 8 weeks old or later for some breeds
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Depends on the breed. A lot of folks have a good idea around 5ish weeks. Some breeds like Orpingtons and the giant breeds mature more slowly, so the boys take longer to announce themselves and you don't know you have a male for a little longer.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Polish and Silkies are very hard to sex - it can be 4-5 mos. of age and even longer

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