Sexing chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hegatha, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Songster

    Mar 13, 2011
    I am wonder at what age is it the easiest to tell the sex. I know at one day its really easy but mine are about 10 tens old and wondering when they will start to show more?

  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    6-8 weeks was when I could mostly tell with mine. Some of the experts on here might be able to tell earlier with good pics though. I think early sexing for chicks has to be vent checking on day 1 or chicks that are 'sex links' anyway. But the only sure way to know though is when they start crowing or laying! I've seen a couple of threads on here where the chick was thought to be a hen for months only to crow on a fateful morning!

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