Sexing chicks at one & half weeks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PurplePoppiPpl, May 26, 2012.

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chirping

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    i was wondering if you can still have chicks sexed at 1 to 2 weeks of age.... vent, color, feather????
    i have silverlaced waydottes, Buff Orpingtons, Speckled sussex, and amerancuanas...
     
  2. farmer12

    farmer12 Chirping

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    their might be
    with their feathers but i dont no
     
  3. mgroza

    mgroza In the Brooder

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    They can be sexed at 1 day but i can't tell you how.
     
  4. farmer12

    farmer12 Chirping

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    what why cant u tell us why
     
  5. Indigosands

    Indigosands Songster

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    From what I understand, no. The hatchery used methods like vent, and wing sexing only work within so many hours of hatching. Sex-linked chicks can be sexed by their coloring from hatch on. Other breeds are speculative at best. You're committed to waiting at this point. ;)
     
  6. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Songster

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    So far this has worked for me. At about 2-3 weeks tail feathers really start sticking out. Those that stick out are hens, others roos. Now, I just hatched out 18, 2 different batches. The first batch, now 3 weeks, all look like hens. The odds of all being hens - RARE, so we'll see. The others are not quiet 2 weeks and they look like all hens. So...I either have all hens are all roos!
     
  7. farmer12

    farmer12 Chirping

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    yes it probly would
     

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