Clueless chicken owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cheryl555, May 3, 2016.

  1. cheryl555

    cheryl555 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2016
    I bought 4 baby chickens about 6 weeks ago, two ameraucanas, one black sex link, and one columbian wyandotte. My four kids each picked one and named it. We are having so much fun with them. I built a chicken coop from scratch, and they are now living in it, but in the garage with the brooding lamp still. I also built them a run and I take them out to play when the weather is nice. I'm so anxious and stressed to find out if the three are girls or boys (we already know the sex link). I posted pictures on another thread and I'm hoping someone can tell me!

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your chicks. It may very well be impossible to gender identify your chicks until they are older.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. I agree with Sourland, that a couple more weeks can make a lot of difference to helping with gender ID, but maybe the gender gurus have already helped you out, which would be great.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience), and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If you posted on the "what breed or gender is this," thread you will get answers - even if just to tell you to please wait a couple weeks take new ones, if the chicks are too young.

    They get a lot of queries, so can't get to everyone in a flash - it can take a day or so.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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