how to sex bantam baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 101chickenlover, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. 101chickenlover

    101chickenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting baby chicks in about 2 or 3 months and need to know how to sex bantams because i can't have no more than 2 or 3 roosters in the coop i am building. The rest of the roosters i will sell or breed to cross breed. I really need to know how to sex bantam baby chicks!!!!!!!
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would wait until they are 4-6 weeks old and then sex them. Bantams are too hard to vent sex, so they are often only sold straight run. You can have bantam barred plymouth rocks, and they'd be sexable at day olds, but that's all I would be comfortable sexing. Colour alone.

    4-6 week old cockerel chicks won't cause you any issues, and once they are sexed - sell them or separate.
     
  3. 101chickenlover

    101chickenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     

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