boys or girls?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gemma24, May 11, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you tell if chicks are girls or boys? I have been holding them by there feet(the ones that flap are girls the ones that don't are boys), but not sure if this works, thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't use that technique, you could hurt their legs, best to wait a few weeks, by 5-8 weeks most roosters will have pink or red combs and wattles and hens will have orange yellow yet.
     
  3. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That method works about 50% of the time... or about the same as guessing. ;)
     
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  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks!
     

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