In the Brooder
- May 27, 2020
hello there everyone! I'm new to the group and already I've read many threads with great advice! I to need a little. I've had chickens when I was younger but when we brought them home they were always ready to lay hens. Now as an adult I wanted to try raising them from chicks.i was told these 'girls' were 2 weeks old when I got then but they looked closer to 3 imo. Needless to say they're all growing amazing. I have 2 Colombian Rock, 1 Barred Rock and 1 black sexlink. My 4 kids decided what chicken they wanted and that's what we got. The add on Kijiji wrote "2 week old sexed females" in Guelph so I had driven there to pick them up. I had msged other people selling EE day olds as straight run but didn't want to risk getting a roo as I live in Brampton and the bylaw sadly won't allow me to have one, also wouldn't like to see my kids upset to see their chick go to a new home. So in that case our sole purpose of having chicks was for hens/eggs. The chicks are now 4-5 weeks old and I'm starting to see signs of a larger comb on a couple of them. They still appear to be quite yellow but I can see a touch of pink coming through. If anyone could give me some gender education that would be greatly appreciated.