Hello from New York Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wildwilly, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Wildwilly

    Wildwilly New Egg

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    Just picked up a new batch of chicks from TSC to replace those taken by coyotes. I hope the the wing feather sexing technique works since I don't need roosters. Rhode Island Reds, Welsummers and black sex linked were the choices so we got a couple of each.
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! It depends on which wing feather sexing technique you're referring to. Also Black Sexlinks, pullets are solid black while cockerels have white on their head.
     
  3. Wildwilly

    Wildwilly New Egg

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    Comparing length of wing tip feathers, longer are supposed to be hens and stubby are roosters. All the same age.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never done it before so I don't know how accurate it is. I use the secondary feathers. Pullet,s secondary feathers stay together while a cockerel's will spread out. I know the birds are older but it still works on young chicks that have wing feathers.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When the chicks are 6 weeks of age, post photos at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined and all the best with your chicks.

    CT
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. My experience with the sex links have been acute. But good luck with yours. May they all be girls! :)
     

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