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Determing the Sex

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by agirly4chicks, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new children came from a hatchery where the have a 97% sexing rate of accuracy. But I am still wondering if they are all hens.

    At what age can I determine the correct sex and how do I do it?
     
  2. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm only familiar with Orpingtons & Wyandottes... but in general your just going to have to wait AT LEAST 2-3 weeks.. and in some cases at 6 weeks you could still be questioning it.

    I would just happily proceed as if they are all girls...

    what I look for:
    thicker legs & toes on boys
    wattles start to develop around 3 weeks...
    mock crowing
     
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  3. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    I have 6 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Buff Rocks and 2 Barred Rocks
     
  4. bodacia26

    bodacia26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Dawn! You just eased my mind. I got two straight run Buff Orpington chicks on Valentine's Day (hatched 1/28).

    From your description, sounds like they're most likely the lovely ladies we hope they are!
     
  5. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my girls from Ideal and Momma, one of EE's is a roo.... yes and I am going to keep "his" name momma!
     

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