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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

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    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

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    Best age is about 8 weeks old or later for some breeds
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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

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    Polish and Silkies are very hard to sex - it can be 4-5 mos. of age and even longer
     

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