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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stewy04, Apr 2, 2011.
i was wondering if anybody knew how to tell that while there baby's?
Theres honastly no way to tell for sure. Theres many ways people will tell you,
but theres really only a 50/50 chance that it will be correct. I would figure vent
sexing is the 'best' way, but you shouldn't attempt this with-out knowing what
your doing. You need to have someone help you with it. Somone experienced.
You could injure you chicks if you try this with-out knowing exactly how to do
this. I would just wait until they are around 5-6 months old, when you can normally
tell by the coloring of feathers, size of combs, etc.
There are also some old wives tales about holding them, and the shape of the eggs, but I don't really know if they work or not.
You can always look at sex links. My personal favorite is the Red Star. These little chicks can be sexed by color at hatch.
I thought you could tell because hens get their primary wing feather tips first?
Also, you can tell at about 8 weeks or so by their combs or lack there of if you can compare the sexes.