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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickenlovin, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you tell a chick's gender by how many layers of wing feathers it has? The person that sold me the chicks said you can. I personally don't believe him.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! I have heard that as well and it may be true at a certain age. Personally, I don't trust myself to do it. If you have some pics of your chicks you might post them in the link below - maybe someone in that thread can help you ID the gender. Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
     
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. I know some breeds can be feathered sex at a young age but I've never heard of the other method.
     
  4. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin Out Of The Brooder

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    He said they are pullets but, they fight all the time. Thanks for the information.
     
  5. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    They may be fighting as a way to re-establish the pecking order.
     
  7. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought of that. I don't think they would fight every second of every day. They are very noisy fighters.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. chart

    chart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had incredible luck with a mirror. A Roo finds himself quite fascinating.
     

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