What to look for and when?

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

  1. blynn025

    blynn025 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    [​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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