How to tell male or female chicks?

mamaKate

Songster
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Sep 9, 2008
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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?
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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Nov 9, 2007
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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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