does anyone sell sexed silkie chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bantam Queen 6, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Bantam Queen 6

    Bantam Queen 6 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone sell chicks other than my pet chicken? i want a few silkie pullets a few days old.
     
  2. paceysgl5

    paceysgl5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mypetchicken.com is the only one of the online hatcheries...
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    and even with them it's not a guarantee. Silkies, any bantams for that matter, are very hard to vent sex due to their size. Silkies and EEs are notorious for being really difficult to sex until they are much older.
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X3...I've had silkies I couldn't correctly sex until they were 6 months old! [​IMG]
     
  6. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
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    X3...I've had silkies I couldn't correctly sex until they were 6 months old! [​IMG]

    yeah no kidding! I had a rooster that I swore was a hen till he was 9 months old and decided to crow! [​IMG] Honestly, you cannot sex Silkies and I wouldn't believe anyone, even a hatchery expert who told me they could.
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    The hatcheries vent sex them...but in all bantams it is very difficult and not guaranteed.
     

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