Hatcheries selling 4 week old females...

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by heiditam, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. heiditam

    heiditam Chirping

    Aug 8, 2014
    how can they know they are females? I am talking about the breeds that cannot be sexed. Easter eggers for example. I want to order an EE, and either a BA or BO(maybe both!), and I would love some 4 weekers. BUT, I am so worried one may turn out to be a roo! Are they pretty accurate at 4 weeks? What has your experience been if you have any? Thanks!
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    When chicks are just hatched, they can look inside the all-purpose hole in their butts for boy parts or girl parts. It's roughly 90% accurate, though some always slip through.
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