sexed bantam chicks from my pet chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FromChictoChick, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I paid a premium for sexed assorted (including silkies) bantams from mypetchicken.com

    How do they sex day old where others can't/won't? Have you ordered sexed from them, were they accurate?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bellatrixed

    Bellatrixed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think any professional sexer *can* sex a bantam if they really wanted to, it is just both very stressful on the chicks (since some bantams are as much as half the size of a normal chick) and much more tedious and time-consuming than with standard chicks. My guess is that most hatchries simply aren't willing to do it since it isn't cost effective and is probably a little more risky for the tiny babies, health and injury-wise. But since mypetchicken specializes in selling very small numbers of "custom" chicks it makes sense they'd charge a premium for it. I was sorely tempted to buy from them but wound up just buying straight run elsewhere--so much cheaper and I know I can give away the males!
     
  3. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday they ran a limited special of 15 sexed female bantams for $99 shipped so I'm giving it a try

    I'll let you know

    Interested in any other experiences
     

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