When/How to Sex EE Chicks? (Pics added pg 2)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by j'schicks, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. j'schicks

    j'schicks In the Brooder

    Sep 18, 2010
    I hatched 4 EE babies last week. When and how can I tell how many pullets I ended up with? I can post pics if someone thinks that they can give me a hand.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010

  2. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Congrats on the babies! Unfortunately, EE's are notoriously hard to sex. You most likely will not know for sure until at least 4 months, maybe even longer. I have had EE's I swore were girls and then they crowed and vice versa. Every once in awhile you will get one that you "just know" but I'm pretty sure everyone will tell you the same thing - you have to wait.
  3. kburen

    kburen Songster

    May 19, 2008
    I'd like to see pics anyway LOL :) I have 6 EE eggs in my 'bator now....about 2 hours away from day 21. No noises or movement yet, but I hope soon. I'd like to see some little EE babies until mine pop out!
  4. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Songster

    Aug 10, 2009
    usually 3-4 month's
    sorry, you will have to wait...


  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    yup unless you vent sex them no way to tell for about 12 weeks:-(
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Y'all got here before I could post my answer: You can't.

  7. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

    Oct 6, 2010
    westville ok
    the best way to sex the EEis to look for sadel fethers they will start to grow abou 3 months if they grow sadlel fethers that are shiny and pointed they are roos can tell on my EE at about 2 1/2 months

  8. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Well, 2 of out of the 3 EE's I got from a hatchery that were supposed to be pullets started crowing a couple of weeks ago, but based on feedback from the board I was pretty sure they were roos before they confirmed it by crowing. They were 10-12 weeks old before I started posting pics here. Before then they were pretty similar in appearance.
  9. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    Quote:I hope they got my order closer to right!!! [​IMG]

  10. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    sometimes the tail grow slower on boys and sometimes they feather out slower also.

    I had some EEs that were 24 weeks old before I figured out they they were boys [​IMG]

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