Sexing Silkie Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amysue2012, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Songster

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    I was wondering if there is a way to sex day old silkie chicks. My local farm store is getting some in first thing Friday morning and I was going to get some for 4H.

    They are getting in blue and blacks at 3.50 each is this a good price for silkies? They said that they would have white in a week or so...not sure if I want white for fair project thought they might be harder to keep clean.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like a great price, they run 5+ around here each. And sadily, there isn't a way to feather sex them... even very experienced silkie owners often can't tell on some till they are a few months old.

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