Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bobbi Jack, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Bobbi Jack

    Bobbi Jack Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a way to tell whether a day-old chick is a male or a female?
    Also, is it necessary to give them duramycin? What is the benefit of it?
     
  2. russ_t

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  3. 4-H chicken mom

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    Myself, I just wait and see. I see no need in giving antibiotics unless my chicks show signs of illness.
     
  4. Bobbi Jack

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    Thanks folks.
    I probably will just wait and see. I already have them and don't plan on getting rid of roosters anyway unless I absolutely have to.
    I didn't realize Duramycin was antibiotic, the 'chick days' paper said to give it to them, so I wondered.

    Thanks!
     

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