Sex of chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DrFarmersDrWife, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. DrFarmersDrWife

    DrFarmersDrWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks came from a near by farm and they were not sexed as day olds. What are the signs of males vs female and when can I determine this?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was once told that hens develop tails much faster that roosters, so far this method has worked well for me when buying chicks. I just ordered 30 chicls and one roo from Ideal Poultry and the system is working. Every one of the hens except one has a nice tail showing, the roo also has no tail feathers yet.
     

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