How do I tell the sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jeremyhenline, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. jeremyhenline

    jeremyhenline New Egg

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    I have gotten into the chicken raising thing pretty big now i have started with a small coop and moved up to a newly built 10x10x8 chicken mansion. With all that said i have added 12 new chicks to my flock but confused with all the how to tell the sex. can anyone help? Also i have added 3 silky hens to the flock of 5 red sex links and 1 rhoad island red rooster "bruster" but there real quick to run away and very skiddish, is this just being new only 5 days in the coop now or is this their demeanor? One of the silky are laying so thats a plus!
     
  2. jeremyhenline

    jeremyhenline New Egg

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    the chicks are as folows 3 barrard rocks 3 rhoad island reds 2 new hampshire 2 black giants 2 silver laced wyndotyes 2 black austrolopes
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    roosters get bigger redder combs and wattles before the pullets. Between 3 to months months old rooster start to grow in their saddle (area on back in front of tail base) and hackle (neck) feathers. These will be thin long and pointy, maybe even shinny or different colored from the rest of the body

    silkies are like any other chicken, if you mess with them alot, they are easier to work with, if you don't mess with them, they are skittish
     
  4. Eileen 1930

    Eileen 1930 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I too want to know what my 11 week old chickens are. That is a start at what the other comment I read about
    the comb . So is some help to find out.

    Thanks for your comment.
    Eileen 1930

    Please reply Check out my photos
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    To both jeremyhenline and Eileen--post some photos. That's the easiest way for us to help you. You'll need to have 10 posts before you can post photos, so go post on someone else's thread and come back. Eileen, I'd start a new thread in this forum just for your birds. It will be less confusing and you'll get help faster.
     

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