How to tell male or female chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamaKate, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I want to order a batch of banties this winter. I only want to keep 2 roos and 6 hens and sell the rest. Is it possible to tell male from female banties when they' re very young?
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I could tell mine without a doubt at 3 weeks old if you have a mix it's easier to tell. Good luck [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Unless you get a sex-link chicken and I don't think they come in bantam size but I could be wrong, the very earliest you'll be able to tell is between 4 and 6 weeks. Even then you might find a few surprise roos later on.

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