Is it a Roo or Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ilovechickens, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you sex a chick, and at what age.[​IMG]
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    It totally depends on the breed. Some can be feather sexed at birth, or color sexed at birth. Some can be vent sexed at birth by highly paid professionals.

    Others, like Silkies, can be pretty much impossible to tell until they lay an egg or crow.

    Most can be sexed by 5 to 12 weeks old when the boys will get bigger and brighter red combs and wattles.
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Breeds like Amercuana is easier to sex them by their comb when young.
     

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