sexing 5 day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by puppy767, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. puppy767

    puppy767 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know how to tell if my new chick is a boy or girl and is there any method that works on every chick

    thanks
     
  2. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no not at 5 days old they are too young
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Some breeds can be feather sexed on the day of hatch. Some breeds can be sexed by color on the day of hatch.
    The rest you have to wait until they are at least 4 to 6 weeks old - when the secondary sex characteristics start showing up - to sex.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009

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