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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HenNewbie, May 4, 2009.
How soon will I know? Mine are 11 days old. What venues are there to find a new home?
Depends on the breed. Some you can tell as early as 3 wks, some not until much later. Usually by 6 wks it's obvious.
What breeds do you have?
Craigslist is a great way to get rid of roos, just don't expect to make a profit or expect the new owners to keep them as pets. Roosters are generally eaten.
These are Buff Orphingtons. One just seems to not huddle with the others. They were supposed to be pullets, but I understand there is a 10% chance of getting a roo.
So the first sign will be a crowing instead of chirping?? As early as 3 wks. If not, what should I be looking for??
Thank you in advance.
Quote:In alot of breeds, the cockerels feather out slower than the pullets. The cockerel can have thicker sturdier looking legs. The comb will start to get bigger and pinker as well. ETA: These things start becoming more apparent in the 4 to 6 week range.