New chicken mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crysgatlin, May 9, 2017.

  1. crysgatlin

    crysgatlin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I am a pound new chicken mama of 19 chickens! I have 4 Isa Browns (10-12 weeks old), 5 Barred Rocks (8-10 weeks, 3 cockerels), 5 Buff Orpingtons (6-8 weeks), 3 Buff Cochins (6-8 weeks) and 3 pure Blue Ameraucana (2 weeks)! Does anyone know if there are sex indicators for Ameraucana chicks at 2 weeks? I'm hoping we will only have 1 roo out of the 3. Thanks!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome!! Its hard to tell the sex of a lot of chicks at a week or two---unless they are sex-links.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with PD-Riverman - maybe after 4-6 weeks you should be able tell. You can then post pics on this forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    In the meantime, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    By 6-8 weeks of age, chicks should be fully feathered out and good candidates for "what breed or gender is this."[​IMG]
     

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