Sexing Silkie Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeylacooper, May 19, 2019.

  1. jeylacooper

    jeylacooper Hatching

    May 9, 2019
    DB48572C-975E-45A0-9B24-6E47A395607A.jpeg 48930374-2EFA-41AC-823B-BF15A663B55F.jpeg DFEFD06E-96A8-4A19-B18C-E681791C055F.jpeg 37BD84BA-9BEE-4E32-9FFD-0703754F7220.jpeg C5B79B54-819B-4769-BC1E-69EA414B9D05.jpeg so.. i have no experience in sexing my chicks, and i was wondering if these pictures might help to determine? i've looked at many different methods but i'm still unsure. They both hatched last sunday, may 12.
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
  2. Usskingirl2

    Usskingirl2 In the Brooder

    May 17, 2019
    Hey there,
    I am in pretty much the same boat mine just turned 2 weeks yesterday.
    Someone on here told me 8 weeks or more...I'll post again and see. I'd recommend you do the same. Super cute widdle babies though!:love
  3. silkiekeeper

    silkiekeeper Songster

    May 16, 2018
    SE Minnesota
    My Coop
    Way too young. You MIGHT be able to tell after 8 weeks, but you won't know for sure until they crow/lay an egg.
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  4. tissybabe

    tissybabe In the Brooder

    May 22, 2019
    I just did a TON of research on silkie chicks and how to tell them apart. It's not the easiest thing to do and I am still guessing at this point since mine are still small too but I would say the light one is definitely a girl the other one maybe. The wings being so prominent is a good sign. Please keep us up to date on what they turn out to be! :)

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