How to sexs a chick anyone really know

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs Chickens, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi anyone really know how to sex young chick's?? I have Orbingtons and even at 6/8 weeks old they are not nessicerilly that easy to sexs from comb's and feathers. Combes on females can be quite red and large and they have lots of feathers.

    From a previous hatch I had 5 chicks 2 cockrells and three hens until they were truly feathered up and all ready out in my field. So 16 weeks old or so could I really start to tell who was a boy and who was a girl

    So does anyone really know??
     
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just a thought...check their legs and see if there are bumps coming out where spurs usually are. They should be old enough to tell you.
     
  3. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry trying to sex a 3 day old chick my orpington are now 28wks old and I know who's a boy and whos a girl (the morning call gives it away)
     

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