Sexing chicks at birth/day old....?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sniper338, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Songster

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    I just had a hatch of a few chicks... visually inspecting them it was quite noticable that a few had what looked like bigger comb areas already and /or a bigger comb all together... does that mean anything? Or is vent sexing the only real way?
     

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Nope, at this age a slightly larger comb area doesn't matter. A larger, reddening comb around 4-6 weeks old often means a cockerel, however. Vent sexing is the only real way to sex chicks at this age, unless they are a sex-linked breed.
     
  3. sniper338

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    I figured that but it was worth a shot to ask... i cant vent sex, ive tried... need to sit with someone that knows how one day... guess its just the waiting game...
     

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