NEED ADVICE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cherrychicken, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 6 day old chickens last spring from this store called the feed bin. They told us that the bantams had 50% sexing accuracy and the standards had 75%. We ruled out the bantams because we really cant have a rooster. We totally lucked out and got 6 hens. Yay! So this year i have a few questions.
    1. Is it easier to sex different kinds of chicken breeds?
    2. Can our year-olds get a sickness or salmonela from the babies? If so, how long should we isolate the babies before hand?
    3. Should we even get more chickens with the possibility of one being a rooster? I think it might just break my heart to give a little baby i had fallen in love with away.

    Thanks so much!

    -jenny
     
  2. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, some breeds are easier to sex than others. Sexlinks are the easiest, because they are a different color as chicks.
     
  3. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sure your older birds can get get diseases from your younger ones but the likely hood of that is pretty low..
     
  4. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks!
    i kinda forgot about the sexlink part! [​IMG]
    thanks so much! I need all the advice i can get!

    -jenny
     

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