How do you sex chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by turtleshell, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. turtleshell

    turtleshell Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone please tell me how to sex Plymouth Rock chicks? I am a real novice.
     
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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    Hens will have much darker legs, and the spot on their head will be very small and will be a perfect circle
     
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    at a few days old you look at the ends of there feathers. even are male uneven are female. after a week or so its hard to tell.
     
  4. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is that true with any chicks??
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:is that true with any chicks??

    No, only true for chicks from breeds that can be feather sexed.​
     
  6. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is that true with any chicks??

    No, only true for chicks from breeds that can be feather sexed.

    ok, thanks. obviously I have LOTS to learn. Reading these posts is really helping though. I like this site more, the more I use it. [​IMG]
    Do you know if there is a site or something that helps explain how to sex different kinds of chicks?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Males are lighter. (in color)
     
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  8. turtleshell

    turtleshell Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the approx. hatch rate of fertile eggs? If I only want a couple in the end what's a safe number to go with? Thanks for the help with the sexing by the way.
     
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    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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