What to look for and when?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blynn025, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. blynn025

    blynn025 Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    Hi all,

    I have been waiting for my girls (at least I hope they are girls) since May. I finally got them today. I ordered 2 buff Orpingtons and 2 silky pullets from MPC. I was shocked at how healthy and perky they were. The minute I put them in the brooder they were chugging water, eating like piggies and chasing eachother everywhere. This is my first flock and I am absolutely in love! I knew they'd be cute, but this is just ridiculous. I know MPC has a pretty good sexing record, but mistakes can be made. When will the sex traits start coming out and what do I look for? Any advice you can give me will be much appreciated. I realize the silkies are a little trickier.

    Thanks all!

    Brooke Lynn [​IMG]
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    [​IMG] and Congrats on the new fluffy butts. I can't give you any info on the silkies but, the BO little pullets will feather out pretty fast. The bottom wing feathers will reach or almost reach the tail by 2 weeks old. Little roos feather out slower. Good luck - hope they are all little pullets [​IMG]
  3. [​IMG] yes I hope you enjoy your first clutch of chickens. but don't be surprised with them when they start growing feathers and getting bigger. It happens so fast.[​IMG][​IMG]

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