Question about sex of chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by white01, May 15, 2010.

  1. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    Can You tell the sex of a Chick @ 4 weeks old, I have a chance to get some, they are a mix of ri and br, i really do not want any males.
    Thanx for looking
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    It's really hard to tell, but eventually the rooster will stand out with thier pink combs and wattles and you might be able to see that at 4 weeks old.
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    thanx for repling
  4. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

    Jun 22, 2009
    Sometimes the roosters' combs will get pink around 5 weeks according to my experiences.
    And the roos are almost always the friendly ones. There are little signs to telling gender when they are that age but they aren't always right, you know? I've heard that roos feather out slower and have bigger feet. And are the bolder ones out of the bunch.

    Good luck. [​IMG] It's really hard to wait and see.
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  5. cuckoo_orpington13

    cuckoo_orpington13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:First off, [​IMG]

    Second, ROFL, your have my avatar when I was a new egg. Small world, right?

    At 5 to 8 weeks, their gender should be apparent. My 6 week old Leghorn already has a large comb and wattle, the other 4 don't so I believe I have 4 pullets and a roo.
  6. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    Thanx so much for repling, I might get some, I dont know I have a bunch of baby ones coming wes. I am soooo excited
    Thnx again

    Ps, Small world hehe, I am getting 15 barred rocks and 6 silkies wes.
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Ask speckledhen about this to be sure, but I believe with barred rocks the males usually have larger white spots on their heads than the females do. Forget about sexing the silkies. You'll just have to hope for the best on them.
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    For silkies you should wait about 4-6 mnths before you can tell.

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