so new I don't even have chickens yet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brooke*D, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Brooke*D

    Brooke*D New Egg

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    Hi, I live in Spokane, Wa. & just signed up. Just starting to research info about raising chickens. I just want 3 or 4 laying hens for eggs & the joy of more pets. My first question is...can you tell the sex of a chick from birth, or young enough to be sure I'm not buying a rooster?
     
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    I can not sex chics until they are at least 4 weeks old. You can order them from hatcheries who sells them already sexed . Just order pullets. If you order straight run it is a 50/50 chance of Roos and pulets. Good luck and Welcome !!!
     
  3. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Welcome!! and to answer your question... If you get a sex-link breed, it is my understanding that you can tell the difference in male and female by the color.
     
  4. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You can tell on sex links and barred rocks that I am aware of.
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mama&thePeeps

    Mama&thePeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. I'd just order sexed chicks from a hatchery if you're sure you only want pullets.
     
  7. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    hello from indiana and [​IMG]
     
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Welcome from Western Kentucky! It's nice to make your acquaintance. Hope to see you around the forum often! Enjoy your babies! [​IMG]
     
  9. Aquablood

    Aquablood Out Of The Brooder

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    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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