Help Me Sex My 5 Week Old Chicks Please :)

Shereee99

In the Brooder
May 21, 2017
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Okay so my chicks are 5 weeks old currently (they were born 15/16th April) and I was wondering if someone could help me find out whether they are girls or boys and explain the signs since this is my first time raising chicks.
Also are there any treats I can give them now they're a little older because they seem to be getting bored of just chick starter?

Chick #1- Partridge Silkie Bantam
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Chicken #2- Buff Silkie Bantam
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Chicken #3- Buff Large Susses
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Chicken #4- Coronation Large Susses
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Thanks in advance for the help :)
 

jvls1942

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I have had fairly good luck with wing sexing. however, it is not fool proof.

hold the chick and spread out it's wing.
in some breeds:
the pullets have a sort of even fan shape

the roosters have a feather or two that are longer than the rest.

........jiminwisc.......
 

Shereee99

In the Brooder
May 21, 2017
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I have had fairly good luck with wing sexing. however, it is not fool proof.

hold the chick and spread out it's wing.
in some breeds:
the pullets have a sort of even fan shape

the roosters have a feather or two that are longer than the rest.

........jiminwisc.......
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Could you possibly tell me your opinion on what gender these four chickens might be please?? I'm really having a hard time figure it out
 

Eckielady

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Feb 12, 2017
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Wing sexing only works on certain breeds. Silkies are definitely not one of them. You won't know until a few months down the road.
On a side note, are you sure these chicks are 5 weeks? The top two specifically look closer to 3 weeks or so. There's not much for feathers. For comparison, here are my 6 week olds.
 

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Shereee99

In the Brooder
May 21, 2017
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Wing sexing only works on certain breeds. Silkies are definitely not one of them. You won't know until a few months down the road.
On a side note, are you sure these chicks are 5 weeks? The top two specifically look closer to 3 weeks or so. There's not much for feathers. For comparison, here are my 6 week olds.
Wing sexing only works on certain breeds. Silkies are definitely not one of them. You won't know until a few months down the road.
On a side note, are you sure these chicks are 5 weeks? The top two specifically look closer to 3 weeks or so. There's not much for feathers. For comparison, here are my 6 week olds.
Hi, thanks for your input. Im new to raising chicks and I'm guessing the lady lied to me about their birthdate because on another thread someone told me they looked 3 weeks old as well! Silly me! So I'll just wait a little longer.
 

Shereee99

In the Brooder
May 21, 2017
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I know all that,
I did say that wing sexing was not 100%
However I made a stab at it, nobody else did.
only to be criticized .
I am going back to being a hermit on here.
Thank you so much for telling me what you assume their genders to be! It was very kind of you since no one else has given me an estimate and i just wanted any little bit of a clue i could. :) i really appreciate it.
 

Eckielady

Songster
Feb 12, 2017
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I know all that,
I did say that wing sexing was not 100%
However I made a stab at it, nobody else did.
only to be criticized .
I am going back to being a hermit on here.
If you're responding to me I in know way was "criticizing" you. Wing sexing has been the most annoying thing to research because you just can't seem to find info. The only thing I'm 100% sure on is that it has to be done in the first day or two if life. I wish all the little critters could be wing sexed. It would make life so much easier.
 

melle1980

Chirping
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I couldn't tell what my silkies were until they were about 8 weeks old (the roos starting crowing.) I also noticed the the hens seem to have rounder heads. This is a buff silkie hen.
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This is Pom-pom. She is a blue-black silkie.
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The two slikies on the right are roosters. A buff and a blue-splash. Notice their head feathers are a little different.
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The pullets are usually have blue waddles and comb and the roosters have mulberry or a reddish violet comb and waddles.

Okay so my chicks are 5 weeks old currently (they were born 15/16th April) and I was wondering if someone could help me find out whether they are girls or boys and explain the signs since this is my first time raising chicks.
Also are there any treats I can give them now they're a little older because they seem to be getting bored of just chick starter?

Chick #1- Partridge Silkie Bantam
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Chicken #2- Buff Silkie BantamView attachment 554893 View attachment 554894

Chicken #3- Buff Large SussesView attachment 554895

Chicken #4- Coronation Large SussesView attachment 554896

Thanks in advance for the help :)
 

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