New to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jimbojames, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Jimbojames

    Jimbojames In the Brooder

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    Hey been looking on the website for a while new and signed up today kept chickens in the garden at home for 3 years now love them. Rescued 9 that was dumped in a park few years ago never looked back. Got my first chick this year after was given some eggs by a friend stuck them under the broody hen and 1 hatched. It’s 3 weeks now she’s not old enough yet to be sexed but what age should I put a picture of her up to determine what sex it is? If it’s a cockerel unfortunately not able to keep so need a few bits of advice for sexing them. Any advice is much appreciated and look forward to reading on more :) thanks J
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Between 6 -8 weeks is probably the earliest gender can be determined for a known breed of chicken. Mixed breeds may take longer. You can post photos at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. At 8 weeks peeps should have a good idea on gender. Post your pic on this forum - Breed / Gender I.D.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada (for other countries, check here - Where am I? Where are you!)

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  4. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Agree with above. Welcome!​
     
  5. Jimbojames

    Jimbojames In the Brooder

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    Hey thanks for the reply yeah from the uk Liverpool and have 7 hens and one chick currently unsexed, just trying to get a hang of this website at the moment loads of information so looking forward to reading more
     
  6. Camellia

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    welcome to byc! We're glad to have you :wee
     
  7. Jimbojames

    Jimbojames In the Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  8. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    UK Liverpool cool! :clap:celebrate
     
  9. mesalina87

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    Hello and welcome to the flock. Pull up a chair and sit a spell. :)
     
  10. Jimbojames

    Jimbojames In the Brooder

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    Thanks to everyone for the welcome looking forward to this!! :)
     

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