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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dhnoq, Jun 8, 2011.
I would have to agree, 1 is a male and 2 is a female.
I also agree, #1 is a cockerel and #2 is a pullet.
Help I'm unsure if my chicks are ok they are lying down in the shavings they are not peeping and I'm worried they are two hot
Are your chicks under a heat lamp? If they appear hot then most certainly raise the heat lamp to lower the brooder temperature. How old are your birds and what is the temperature in the brooder?
Chickens start out at 95F the first week and decrease by 5 degrees the older they get.
In other words, a two week old chick should be kept at around 90 degrees, three week old chick should be kept at 85 degrees, four week old chick should be kept at 80 degrees and so on.
However, this is simply a rule of thumb, your chicks will tell you if they are too hot or too cold (chicks bunched up together and hovering under heat lamp are likely cold, chicks that are trying to get away from heat lamp and are very spread out and/or panting and lifeless are definitely too hot.
Comfortable chicks should be having a healthy balance of eating, drinking, walking around, sleeping, etc.)
Do your birds have fresh food and water as well?
A variety of things could contribute to your chicks acting this way.
However, I would suggest that you start a new thread in the "raising baby chicks" or "emergencies/diseases/injuries and cures" section of the forum, rather than on somebody else's thread.
Welcome to BYC and I hope your chicks pull through.
Thankyou they seem ok this morning up and around eating drinking they have fresh food and water all day long water is changed around four times a day and left in overnight and the food is there when ever they want it they also eat from my Hand they are comming up to three weeks however not certain on the age as I got them after hatch and I will start a new thread in raising baby chicks to keep me on track thankyou again
Single comb leghorns are hard to tell. This ones a girl. Sister also had a huge comb early on. Look for the saddle feathers and sicled tail feathers a bit later.
I think in going to have to wait to see is I pion crows or not as I can't tell the difference
new.pics of my chicks I think I have one male and one female of my white leghorns (cream legbar also in picture)
How old should the chicks be before you can see the difference in the feathers. I have 8 chicks right now, 4.5 weeks old and 6 of them have big red combs.