First Chicks Today - What is the little nub by their vent?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by whoacowboy, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chirping

    Jul 6, 2011
    Town of Clayton
    I picked up two salmon faverolle chicks this morning from a local farm. They are five days old. I am unsure of their sex. What is the little nub on their belly by their vent? Also, at five days, can they still be sexed by their feathers? It looks like one may be male and one may be female by the feather rows but I am about 5% sure...LOL. Thanks for any help.
  2. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Songster

    Feb 23, 2012
    St. Louis, Missouri
    The little nub is probably their bellybuttons. As for feather sexing, I have no idea!

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