I guess this gives me an excuse to hatch more chickens...............

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FluffyColor, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    I tried to "feather sex" my chicks like they do in the hatcheries, and I only have one hen out of two chickens. [​IMG] That doesn't make for much of a laying flock, and we wanted laying hens. [​IMG] Rule Of Hatching #1: Do NOT expect a laying flock!!! *sigh*

    I guess we need more chicks.
  2. Megs

    Megs Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    feather sexing only works with certain breeds/strains, are you sure yours are feather sexable? you started with only 2 unsexed chicks and were hoping for a laying flock? even if both were girls thats not much of a flock [​IMG] you need to grow out many more to hope for a few girls [​IMG] lol (i might be a bad influence)
  3. Rennie

    Rennie Songster

    Oct 28, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    LOL .. If you want a lying flock having a Cock and a Hen is a very good start [​IMG] ... 2 hens would only stay the same at least with a Cockerel you have the potential to make a bigger flock ..

    Could be worse though, You could have 2 boys [​IMG]
  4. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    The roo is very fiesty too. The girl lets me pick her up, but the boy shrilly peeps and kicks, climbs up on my hand, and jumps.

    I'm also worried the girl is a Cornish. [​IMG]

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