Sexing Silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wooklet, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. wooklet

    wooklet Songster

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    Can anyone tell me please how to sex silkie chicks? [​IMG] I've heard that it is very easy, but don't know how to. thank you!
     
  2. Shannon33

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    I am new to chickens, but I have silkies and my understanding is they are almost impossible to sex, not sure who told you otherwise. When I ordered them they came just a straight run, only one site I looked at offered them sexed and I believe they must have vent sexed them.
    Mine I had no idea who was what until they were about 4 months old, then I could start to tell some of the males.
     
  3. wooklet

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    Thanks. It has something to dowith the top of their heads! I know that sounds strange but I believe it really is so. Anyone out there please?
     
  4. Freckle Face Farm

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    Hi wooklet but there is no way to sex a silkie when they crow you know..[​IMG]
     

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