- May 18, 2015
Im getting 3 sexed Wyandotte chicks tomorrow from a local breeder what are the things to look out for when selecting healthy chicks
I am absolutely NOT an expert, but when we picked our chicks we watched them for a few minutes to see if any were lethargic or that didn't look "perky." They could just be tired, but try to see if they move around when touched. That's literally all I know about picking chicks! Mine are now almost six weeks and all doing well.Im getting 3 sexed Wyandotte chicks tomorrow from a local breeder what are the things to look out for when selecting healthy chicks
I always like to show folks my parent stock when I sell chicks. Usually don't have any molting during chick sales, but I do have two hens that are a little bare backed right now. Folks seem pretty accepting of that, cause everyone else looks nice. I agree, if the adult stock looks ill or the place just looks nasty, pass.I would add that if ANY of the birds look unwell, don't get chicks there. I'm not talking about molting adults, who can look really unkempt, but any droopy sick birds. Mary
Here is a little point to remember, i know they are sexed but even the Most experienced,and professional sexers are only 90% accurate. That leaves a 10% margin of error in even the BEST Sexers. Remember, little males are usually more outgoing and friendly as chicks and the females more reserved and shy. Folks tend to make the mistake and gravitate towards the more friendly one and end up with males. Not saying little females cant be friendly, but they do usually avoid strangers while the little male is by nature more curious. Hope this tip helps. Good luck and congratulations on your new birds. I have a laced Wyandotte myself and they are as sweet as beautiful!