Help with sexing chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hobobrando, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how to sex chicks accuratly so sunday I might have a chance at getting only hens. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if youre going to a farm store, they should be marked as pullets or straight runs. Get the pullets [​IMG]
     
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
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    If you are getting barred rocks...I read that the females have the black down the front of their legs. The males don't have any black on their legs. I have one with no black on his legs and his colors are much more distinct at only 3 weeks. Don't know if its true but its worth a shot.
     
  4. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I'm hoping to find a couple of polish at TSC but my chances are problably slim.
     

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