How soon can you sac an Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thecreekhouse, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at what age can you reliably sex an ER? Does feather sexing generally work?
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually, by 6-8 weeks, you can tell by the size/reddness of the comb and the coloration.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think feather sexing works for Easter Eggers. A more reliable method of sexing is to wait until the birds are 6-8 weeks old, and then sex them according to comb size and redness and feather color.
     

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