Sexing baby chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jellis, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. jellis

    jellis Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you sex baby chicks? Or is there a way to tell? the chicks are 1-3 days old
     
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  2. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there is but I need to know how old they are.
     
  3. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have read somewhere when they are babies, that you can squeeze them and look at their vents....if there is a small bump on the bottom of the vent area it is a boy, if not it is a girl....this can be very hard to tell.....and by the way the squeezing does not hurt the chick,,,if you do it right
     
  4. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds you can tell by their feathers. ONLY SOME BREEDS THOUGH!!! Girls have two rows of wing feathers, and boys only have one. What breeds those are...I don't know.[​IMG]
     
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  5. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes that is correct, and some a sexlinks have noticable markings on their bodies when born.....you can tell by leg color, white/black spots on their heads....barred rocks share this quality
     

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