how do i sex a chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by qnzchoe7, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. qnzchoe7

    qnzchoe7 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do i sex a chick? i really only want hens and ill give away the rooster, but how do i sex it?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Try and get a picture of it onto this web page and we'll do our best to help.

    Edited to add.

    Do you know what breed it is?

    How old?

    Large or small comb, big or small feet & legs?

    Feathering?

    Etc...
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  3. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really think you can if your not a pro....lol [​IMG]
     
  4. qnzchoe7

    qnzchoe7 Out Of The Brooder

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    im hoping it's mostly a hen. but i bought assorted which is gonna be HARD. how old does it have to be to show effects it's sex?
     
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It depends on the breed. Sexlinks are clear from day one. There are some self-sexing breeds that are "mostly" clear from day one like barred rocks. I believe the ones that take the longest to show are EasterEggers and Silkies. The professional vent sexing must be done before they start to eat.
     

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