Hatchery Order, Sexed Chicks Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DrakeMaiden, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    This is my first year raising chicks. I ordered sexed chicks, and while I am expecting that some of them will be sexed incorrectly, I'm just wondering if they somehow (leg band?) mark the males so you know which chicks are which gender? Maybe my expectations are too high! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If you order males you can asked that they be marked. Ideal does not charge for this service. I don't know if other hatcheries charge or not.
    If they're accidental roos, then no. If they thought it was a pullet to start with you'll find out when they're old enough.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009

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