New chicken owner

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newbie92010, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. newbie92010

    newbie92010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I'm Amber. I jut got eight chicks on Sunday, and they are now 12 days old. I have four Barred Rock, and four EE. I have been trying to figure our sexing, but I'm just not getting it. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. newbie92010

    newbie92010 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] right now I am keeping them in a very large bird house. I have covered the grate very well, so they don't get hurt. I have a towel down over the grate cover, and then straw over top of that. In about a week I will move them to a huge plastic bin to stay until they are fully feathered. We already have what we are calling a "grow out coop" ready for them, until they are ready for the big coop.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Knee Deep
    Time will tell, just got to wait.
     
  4. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sexing chicks is not an exact science. The professional chick sexers at the hatcheries only guarantee 90% accuracy at one day old. At this point you will need to wait a few months to see how they develop.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's too early to sex them. You'll need to wait until they are at least 6 weeks old to begin guessing.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on this.
     

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