Kirby's Chicken Ranch

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kirby1114, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Kirby1114

    Kirby1114 Hatching

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    I am new to the chicken world. I bought 10 chicks from the flee market and here we are 4 months later and I ended up with 2 hens and 8 roosters. One of the hens has laid a total of 18 eggs and I have 14 of them in the incubater. So I really need to know how to tell their sex.
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC

    Depends on what breeds you have as to how soon you can tell gender. Some have to be months old before you have a clue.

    Good good luck with your hatch. Hope you get a few more girls
     
  3. Kirby1114

    Kirby1114 Hatching

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    I was watching Dirty Jobs and they said that you can tell by the feathers, if they are all the same size it's a male and if every other one is shorter it's a female. Is this true?
     
  4. Kirby1114

    Kirby1114 Hatching

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    Question. If i have a road island red hen and a bearded rock rooster what will the eggs hatch as??
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    redsoxs Crowing

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    I'm assuming when you say bearded rock you are meaning barred rock? If so, in the BYC search bar type in "Rhode Island Barred Rock Cross: and see what you get.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] Young chicks are always a gamble (sex wise) and the cheaper the price the more likely they will be cockerels.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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