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

  1. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin In the Brooder

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    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 Songster

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    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 Crowing

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    only certain breeds can be feathered sexed
     
  4. vickichicki

    vickichicki Songster

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    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 Songster

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    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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