Hello from KY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EricMd01, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. My name is Eric. Just bought my first chicks about a week ago from TSC. They were labeled pullets and red pullets and if I understand correctly that means theyre female(though the lady at tsc told me they could be both male and female). Hoping to learn as much as possible so my chicks stay healthy. Already had one with pasty butt.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Check out the Learning Center for some nice articles on raising chicks. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center If you put a little olive oil on the vent of the ones that had pasty butt it helps keep the poo from sticking to the down. Pullets should be female, though there is the occasional oops rooster, most hatcheries guarantee 90% are the correct sex, but most seem to do much better than that. If they were mixed sexes it would usually say "straight run" or "as hatched"
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Eric, welcome to BYC. Pullets would indeed be female, but as Kelsie has indicated even in 'sexed' chicks there may be a 10 % error. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  4. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your info.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Hatcheries are usually pretty good with sexing as long as you pick from the pullet bins. Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Problem is some people/kids pick up chicks from one bin and dump them in another - so it's possible to get cockerels instead of pullets. If you are getting a particular breed try to pick ones that look alike so hopefully they are pullets.
     
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  7. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They gave me 3 pullets, which look yellow, and 4 red pullets, which look brownish with lighter colored feathers. I'll get some pics up.
     
  8. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck Eric!!!
     
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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Eric [​IMG]
     
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