New Baby Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TillysChickies, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. TillysChickies

    TillysChickies New Egg

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    Couple of questions folks! Got some 2.5 week old chicks. The guy thought he picked all hens for me. One chick is bigger, and much more dominant, and actually flew out of the brooder today! Do roosters fly earlier than hens or is this indicative of the breed! He/she is a Black Australorp. Thanks all! I am open to any and all helpful hints this is my first BYFlock!
     
  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Some chicks are just bigger than others [​IMG]

    But then, it could be a rooster [​IMG]
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Mine are black australorps and are three weeks old and some times are jumpy. Some are bigger than others. They should be hens cause I paid to have them sexxed.
     
  4. smkchick

    smkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black australorp is bigger than the other chicks her age. More confident too, if that makes sense. But she's a hen, so maybe it's a breed thing. Or just her "personality" (chickenality?)
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "she" could be the alpha, a little early...or a roo....sorry, not much help!
     
  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC [​IMG]

    Did you buy from a breeder that sexed them for you? How did you get them?
     
  7. TillysChickies

    TillysChickies New Egg

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    Steve,

    Yes..I bought them from a breeder who sexed them and said if any turn up to be roosters then I can bring them back and trade them out for hens around the same age
     
  8. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my female chick jumped the brooder today. dont know much about breeds though. When you get 10 posts then upload a pic!! (its a spam filter so spammers cant jump on the forum and go pic crazy [​IMG])
     
  9. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] keep posting so we can see pics!
     

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