sexing older chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JEB NC 10, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. JEB NC 10

    JEB NC 10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible to sex a 14 week old chick by checking their vents or can that only be done on day old chicks? Thanks.
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't know.. But at 14 weeks you should be able to tell by the size of the combs and pointy hackle/saddle feathers (or lack of).
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Agree. At 14 weeks, most breeds are very, very obvious. Post a picture or two and the gang here will ID them right quick.
     
  4. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vent sexing only works on day 1, *maybe* day 2. After that, you must use a different sexing method.
     
  5. JEB NC 10

    JEB NC 10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys....I'll work on getting some good pics this afternoon while everyone is out hunting bugs in the backyard.
     

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