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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenlovin, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2013
    Can you tell a chick's gender by how many layers of wing feathers it has? Someone said they could when I bought some chicks. I personally don't believe him. I do NOT want a rooster!
  2. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2012
    Sometimes you can sex them by the layers of feathers when they are less than four days old. It is not always accurate though...
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    only certain breeds can be feathered sexed
  4. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2012
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    You could always forego the chick stage and buy an older hen. Thus a guarantee you do not have a rooster.
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Or you can buy sex-linked chicks. Hatcheries also often have the option of getting just pullets in your order, so that's a good way to go if you don't want roosters.

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