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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jaime9118, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. jaime9118

    jaime9118 New Egg

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    Hi! I am new to chickens but moved out into the country so... what's next? Chickens!
    I bought 3 bearded silkies and 2 Americana's and love watching them grow. We currently have them inside but can't wait for them to go out to the coop. They are pretty stinky! So, my question is for the Silkie pros. The chicks are about 6 weeks and I am dying to know what sex they are. Anyone want to give their professional opinion?? :)[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  5. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Out Of The Brooder

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    No guessing for me...but welcome to BYC! Enjoy
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jaime9118 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Silkie genders is way out of my league, especially at 6 weeks .. with those little munchkins sometimes you just never know until you get that first egg or crow! [​IMG]

    They are probably still too young for even the experts to give you a definitive gender but you could try posting on the Silkie Thread for some opinions:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread/63110

    They are very cute!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, jaime9118, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Any gender guesses from me would just be a shot in the dark so I'll leave that to the experts. Great looking assortment, however, and I wish you the best with them!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Way too young to tell! You'll have to wait until 4-6 months on most of them.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    totally agree with Queen Misha, silkies are among the most difficult of breeds to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. Young chicks are a serious gamble if you aren't allowed to have cockerels.
     
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  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I can't tell the gender either but they are cute! Hope you're enjoying them.
     
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