how to sex 3 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickabator, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    Is there anyway to sex 3 week old ameraucana chicks? can you do it buy feathers or some how I need to get rid of a bunch of them and dh is only wanting to keep about 5 of them and I have 18 and don't know how to sex them any help out there?
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    you should post some pictures. sometimes you can tell if the comb is bigger, then it is a roo.
    3 weeks you should be able to start to notice a difference.
    pictures would really help though. alot of people really enjoy guessing!
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Ameracuanas or EE take longer to be able to tell what they are by their combs and their lack of waddles. In some cases you can tell by the comb width and most Roos will have thicker legs then a hen.

    Post pics and we would love to try and help.

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