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Chick seperation

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ktrexel, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. ktrexel

    ktrexel New Egg

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    At what age should we separate the male and female chicks from eachother?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    For what purpose would you want to separate chicks by sex?

    I haven't heard of this practice unless it's to try to sex them and sell them. But you usually can't tell the sex until they're between six and ten weeks.

    You may want to separate the cockerels from the pullets when they come into their hormones around five to six months, but only to keep the peace.
     
  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why? If it is to stop breeding it varies greatly depending on breed and individuals. Around 16 to 20 weeks.
     
  4. ktrexel

    ktrexel New Egg

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    I've heard alot of times you want 1 rooster per so many hens or whatever. I was just wondering if there's a good age to separate them or just wait til 'hormone s' set in. Nre at this. Just a question
     
  5. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It varies so much. Mostly I would just wait until it becomes an issue, most do.
    Listen for crowing that is a good first sign. Then unless you see fighting or your hens start looking rough due to over breeding, it isn't an issue. Do you know now how many male/female?
     

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