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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by azzamc, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. azzamc

    azzamc In the Brooder

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    Hi I have some chicks this morning they hatched and I'm wondering when is the best time so sex them and how do I sex them
     

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Unless they are sex-linked or barred chicks, you're gonna have to wait a while, usually several weeks.
     
  3. egg-cellent

    egg-cellent Songster

    I have been raising chickens for years and I still can't tell which is which, unless they are sex-link or I wait until they are about 4 to 6 weeks old. But if you find out. Please let us know.
     
  4. azzamc

    azzamc In the Brooder

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    How do you find out at 4 to 6 weeks old ?
     
  5. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    Depending on the breed, generally comb size and color is the easiest way, some roos might start showing saddle feathers around then as well.
     
  6. egg-cellent

    egg-cellent Songster

    I can usually tell by the comb. What they Dingo said...lol
     
  7. AnimalLover345

    AnimalLover345 Hatching

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    Gently grab their necks and pick them up. If their legs are up:pullets. If down:Cockerel Goog Luck!! :)
     

  8. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Songster

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    I vent sex but it's not something that can be explained you really need to be shown the difference and even then its not perfect
     
  9. AnimalLover345

    AnimalLover345 Hatching

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    Oh and you can tell at day one. Even though it's not very easy...
    -Owner of 18 Chickens , 3 dogs , 2 cats , 5 Bullfrog Tadpoles , and , 7 Horses-​
     

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