gender of chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicky Chick, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Chicky Chick

    Chicky Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that a pullet is a female chick but I have herd that you can't tell the gender of a young chick so how would you know if it was a female chick of not?[​IMG]
     
  2. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    A pullet is generally a hen younger than 1 year old. You can buy sexed chicks that have been vent sexed by trained professionals.
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This might not help now, but you actually can tell the gender of day old chicks. Look at the wing feathers, if there are several rows, then it is a girl, if they are the same size, then it is a boy. This is because the feathers of a girl chick grows faster. Although, this will only work with in a few days of hatching. A lot of hatcheries use this way rather then vent sexing because it is easier and safer. This method is only 90% right though...
     
  4. Gatordog

    Gatordog Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you mean about several rows and same size?

    I just bought 8 Pullets Reds from TSC on friday, and 2 are darker with redish small wing feathers and the other 6 wing feathers are white and larger feather size. So does that means I have 6 Roos and 2 hens. Or 6 hens and 2 roos?

    The last time I bought what was suppose to be 6 Hens, I had 3 Roos and 3 Hens. The hawks got all but Big Betty the Rooster, so I am starting over again. Will Big Betty hurt the peeps?
     
  5. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch this video it should tell you better than I can:
     

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