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Hi guys. We are new here. I'm sure this question's been asked a bunch, but any tips on sexing baby chicks? We have just started incubating our eggs and it would be a big help to be able to tell our gals from the guys.
 

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Some you can tell by color, some you can look at feathering on the wings the first 1-3 days. Some you can feel the skull for a depression or a ridge bump. What breed cause a lot depends on the breed.
 

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Hi and welcome! I'm new at this also. But I know that for sex linked chicks it's color and some it's the wing, as said earlier. It all depends on there breed. So breed is important with there sexing. I have two female baby silkie chicks I got DNA tested and one straight run. The DNA tests can be done with a feather for as little as 12.00 and free kit. I was looking into this one lab that had a turn around of two days pretty fast! So you can do something like that if you want to know sex. I know silkies are very hard to sex. So it's up to you but if you look online you can find places that are really cheap.
 

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It really does work, many hatcheries try this technique on almost all chicken breeds! But if you wait to long you won't be able to tell :)
 

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Theres an app called Picken Chicken. It's great for details like what breeds can be wing feather sexed. Might be worth a look.
 

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Identifying Pullets and Cockerels

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Look at there wings and it well tell you if you have a pullet or cockerel :)[/QUOTE

thanks so much for this, we are new at raising chicks but love them and appreciate the "old and true ways" which are truths and always will be,

Life is much simplier then people make it, which is what I am trying to teach my children...

Your wisdom and guidance is much appreciated, and goes a long ways...

Sincerely,

Leslie
SK. Canada
 

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Picken Chicken App

Theres an app called Picken Chicken. It's great for details like what breeds can be wing feather sexed. Might be worth a look.
Thanks for the info. You need to have an Ipad, pod or phone for this app. so I will get my son to download it for me on his Ipad. Looks neat, and something kids will like...

Thanks again,

Leslie
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