New to chickens and new to this site!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beethechicken, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. beethechicken

    beethechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have four 3 week old chicks that consists of a Pekin, Opington, Black Polish and a Silkie (at least I think that's what they are but I could be wrong!) and I was wondering how early on I can start sexing them? Any help would be most welcome!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! At three weeks it may be a little early to sex them yet, especially the polish and silkie. Those two breeds sure can be hard to sex. I'm sure though if you post some pics in the what breed gender section members will be able to help you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I do know, that silkies take a while to sex. I love them, and can take up to 4 months to be able to tell. Here a photo of a few of my latest hatch.

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  4. beethechicken

    beethechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww they're lovely!! I love my Silkie but wow 4 months is a long time! Here's mine:)[​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually some silkies cannot be sexed till they lay eggs or crow.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
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  7. beethechicken

    beethechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I'll just keep waiting!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  9. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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