Newbie owner here with 5 wk old chicks, too early to sex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChanceRider, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    860
    6
    143
    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Hi all... I sure hope I don't wear out my welcome by asking too many pestery newbie questions....

    I have nine five week old chicks, supposedly all pullets, 3 EE's, 3 RIR's, and 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes. Is it too soon to be able to tell visually if they're girls? I'll try to post a couple of pics.... Thanks for your replies. I've learned so much here already just by lurking and reading past threads.

    I think this first pic is of one of the EE's (?) who for now is called Pretty Girl.

    [​IMG]

    And this is another EE (?), as yet un-named, just after her afternoon dust bath. With the 3rd member of this family in the background.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    767
    2
    151
    Apr 14, 2008
    MI
    They both look like girls to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    860
    6
    143
    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Thanks Andrea! I'm really hoping for a housefull of hens. These are my first chickens and I've grown so attached to them I'm not sure what I'll do if I wind up with a mess of roos.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by