how to sex RIR chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FluffyPuff, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chirping

    I am considering getting a RIR chick from tractor supply but they don't know which chicks are pullets and which chicks are cockerels. I cannot have any roosters due to city ordinance so how do I sex RIR chicks? What should I do????? [​IMG]

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Simply put, you cannot sex RIR chicks at that age. Vent sexing is the only way and the hatcheries have highly trained professions that probably get it right about 95% of the time. That’s why they guarantee 90% accuracy, to cover their bets.

    Do they have any other chicks that they know are pullets? Each Tractor Supply does it differently but many do have pullet bins. You can also check around for other feed stores selling chicks. They may have sexed chicks but they may not be RIR’s.
  3. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chirping

    They don't have any pullet bins it's just one big thing of RIR chicks. I think I'll just stick to getting a silkie from cackle hatchery.

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