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Please Help BYC! Chick sexing troubles

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wolfgirl9, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 In the Brooder

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    I have asked my mom if i can get a few baby chickens because i only have 2 others. She said yes but only if i get hens. Does anyone know how to sex 2 week old chicks? Please tell me there is a way other than expensive vet service... I've heard about sex linked chickens but i'm not entirely sure what those are....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. havery

    havery Chirping

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    Depends on the breed. What are they?
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

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    Golden comet or red sex link are the reddish hens and Black sex link are a black hen with some red on the neck/chest.

    You could also get chicks that have been hatchery sexed as pullets with a high chance of getting just females.

    Here is a link to a nice description of what a sex linked chicken is.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_link
     
  4. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

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    Agreed. There are multiple sex-linked breeds that you could get such as the ones above. Barred Rocks also can be sex-linked and so can Welsummers. Since it's still really hard to sex at 2 weeks you could get them a little bit older (at the 4-5 week mark is normally when you can tell)
     
  5. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the advice everyone i will check out the site in the link and the breed of chicken i have is bantam
     

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