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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by meka, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. meka

    meka New Egg

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    Hello all, I just hatched my first eggs and 6 out if 24 hatched. I'm trying to figure out how to tell my 3 week old hens from roos. Barred rock rooster and red sex link hen are the parents.I'll post pics as soon as I get back to them.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. There's lots of helpful members so feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Gender ID at 3 weeks a little difficult. I'd suggest waiting until they are around 6 weeks before posting pics.

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  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Best to wait at least another month or so before trying to tell your cockerels from your pullets. Once they reach that age, feel free to post pictures for help sexing the chicks.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The other members have given you some good advice. Unless your chicks are first generation sex links or auto sexing breeds (not so in your case), 3 weeks is too young to sex them with any accuracy. At 6-8 weeks or so, the cockerels will begin to develop larger and redder combs than the pullets. I would suggest posting their pics for gender identification at that time. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you decided to join us!!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. RooDen

    RooDen Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC ! Your chicks are cross between BR and sex links so the sexing based on color could be a bit tricky. You can post the pics of your chicks, we'd love to see your new hatch.[​IMG]
     

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