How old....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dinos_rock, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] How old do the chicks have to be before you know if it is a hen or roo? [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It depends on the breed but most are about 6 weeks and can be picked out. Some take till a crow or an egg though.
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    What city are you from?

    I'm in Yuma
     
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you tell if they are silkies?
     
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  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Most of my silkies take about 4 months to be certain. The boy combs grow and they start to crow.

    My leghorns on the other hand. 3 weeks and the boys are all apparent.
     

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