Sexing Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goodrich, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. goodrich

    goodrich New Egg

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    I just purchased 6 Barred Rock chicks. There almost 4 weeks old. How long will it be before I will be able to tell the pullets and Roos?

    Thanks.

    George in Vt.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] If they are 4wks now, it is pretty easy with that breed to tell the sex. The male with have the really nice barring. The females are a duller and lacking in the barring. If you can post pics, we should be able to help you.


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    Here are mine at 6wks. They are two roos (the ones with the sharp barring) and three pullets ( the darker ones).
     
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  3. goodrich

    goodrich New Egg

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    Thank you very much for the quick reply.....I just wet back out to my chicken coop and was able to clearly see that I have 3 males and 3 females. I have had bad experiences with Roosters. Are the Barred Rock males aggressive? Is there a better way than other to make them friendly or is it just dependent upon each bird?
     

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