New bird on the block - Roo vs. Hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HIBBLEZOOEIEIO, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. HIBBLEZOOEIEIO

    HIBBLEZOOEIEIO New Egg

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    We are new to the chicky farm, but looking forward to raising a "bakers dozen" of chicks for pets and eggs....

    We have some chicks coming our way... Please does anybody know how to tell what sex a chick is....

    We are getting a few RIR, White Leghorn, and Barred Rock... Any suggestions would be greatfully appreciated....
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you order from a hatchery, you can usually ask them to mark any cockerels you order. You can also order sex-link chickens so you'll know by color what sex they are from time of hatch. Otherwise you just have to wait until they are a bit older, at least 4 to 6 weeks old. Then an experienced eye can usually pick out the cockerels.
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:yuppers [​IMG] but remeber, they can change alot lol every week i posted pics of my 4EE chicks and every time it would be either "all pullets" or "all cockerals" LOL turns out i had all pullets [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Please post some pics when you get them. We would love to see them!!!
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