Boys or girls?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lcbrasier25, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. lcbrasier25

    lcbrasier25 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you tell? I know this question is probably asked every day lol, but just had my first round of chicks (we've always had adult chicks). I've got 2 welsummers and 2 brown leghorns. They aren't a week old yet. Any tips on how to tell?[​IMG]
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roosters tails will develop faster, as will their combs and wattles, and they will be slightly larger. In some breeds there are specific traits that allow you to sex them even earlier, but between 3 and 8 weeks you will be able to tell pretty well and after that it will become more obvious.
     

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