Chick weight

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Year of the Rooster, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I weighed all of my chicks today and I was wondering if the weight of the chick could determine the sex? My RIR weighed 2.05 oz, EE 1.88, those are the only ones I remember. The sebrights weren't all the same weight. Two were about 1 oz and the others were a little less. Also, if any of you weighed your chicks, how much did they weigh? My chicks are 4 days old.
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    nobody? [​IMG]
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Nobody knows??? [​IMG]
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    ok..... no offense... but shouldn't atleast SOMEONE seen this?
     
  5. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
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    Hi, I'm sorry I have never weighed my chicks before.

    Roosters tend to have thicker legs I think. And their combs come in faster and redder.

    I am sorry I am not any help on the weight.
     
  6. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Sounds about right...I have never weighed ours before. For the kids market chickens for the fair, we list beginning weights as 0.
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Thanks, I did know about the redder combs and thicker legs but thanks anyway [​IMG] And these aren't market or show birds. I was just wondering since most hatchery sites post the weights of the adult birds. I thought maybe this would be a good way to tell.
    Thanks for responding [​IMG]
     
  8. cheraboo

    cheraboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We weighed broilers and cornish for 4-H but we never identified their gender so I don't know. We've been weighing Hopper and Baby (I thought it might make a neat still project for fair next year - a year in the life of a showbird or some such goofy thing, with pics and info). Also weighing the chicks we just received but they are only a week old so who knows? Plus, they're supposed to be pullets anyway.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Mine are suppose to be pullets too, but... ya never know. A roo can sometimes "slip" in there.
     
  10. cheraboo

    cheraboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know. They're sneaky little buggers ... hehe [​IMG]
     

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