** How to know if male or female!!! **

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shauna's Silkies, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chirping

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ireland :D
    How to know if chicks are male or female!!!
    Please Please Help
    Thanks Shauna
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If you are talking about tiny chicks, some but not all chicks can be feather sexed at day old. The females will have longer feather growth on the primary wing feathers than the males. But this does not hold true for all breeds. Other chicks must be vent checked for male or female.

    If you are talking older chicks or chickens, your best bet is to post pics in the Gender section of the forums so we can have a look see and be able to tell you there. [​IMG]
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