Sexing Method for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by duckncover, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    1,007
    16
    189
    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    I need to know an accurate method for sexing chicks way before they turn into roosters so I can give them away early on.
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,291
    16
    191
    Oct 16, 2009
    Wales
    It depends upon the breed. Some chickens have different coloured hens and roosters. Most don't.
    Vent sexing is probably the only way to be accurate in those who do not have different colour feathers. There are many articles on this. If you keep bantams, I would not try personally for fear of damaging the chicks.
    Otherwise it is wit for comb, wattle and feather development,
    Sandie
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by