What are They

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlover210, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just got baby chicks I don't know the gender but am hoping no roo's. I have 2 videos on youtube.com
    Could anyone tell me if I have roos or Girls.
    Is it true that silkie bantam roos crow less and quiter.
    Could I teach them not to crow at an early age.

    Oh on youtube.com type in
    chicken lover1
    It's the 3rd one down (my Chickens) and the 4th one down (3 day old baby chicks)
    Could someone please help!


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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2008
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Checked it out and it is way too early to tell if they are roos or not and I don't believe you can teach a roo not to crow. It is their natural instinct. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know or can tell at an early age
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I will let you know that, that statement is false. I had a silkie roo who screamed/crowed 24/7. Every hour he crowed. He was my gentle baby but he was a loud mouth.
     
  5. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh please dont tell me that. I cant cant cant have roos
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    I am so sorry to bum you out like that but you may get one that has a low crow. Mine where loud mouths except for 2 of them.
     
  7. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish you could tell me that they were all hens or didnt crow.
    Please someone watch the video and tell me they are all hens
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I'm sorry to say that it is WAY too early to tell the sex of your chicks. I can take several months before you will be able to tell, even then you may have to wait until they either crow or lay an egg. Not all silkies are loud crowers. Several of mine are somewhat quiet and I have yet to have a complaint from the neighbors.

    Oh, and I just wanted to let you know that your "gray" chick is actually a blue [​IMG]

    Good luck with your babies!
     

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