New baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mare6567, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. mare6567

    mare6567 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just hatched this morning.crossbreed, rooster is polish silky and hen is araucana. How do you tell if its male or female now?
     
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  2. Chickenloving

    Chickenloving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't tell until they are a whole lot older. All methods are faulty when they are that young.
     
  3. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's hard to tell, if not impossible at that age.

    We got our chickens as chicks at 2 weeks old, and we couldn't tell until 5-6 weeks if they were truly male or female. You just have to wait for comb+waddle development, I guess. That was the quickest way we could tell.
     
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