Silkie Chicks 5 Weeks Old

Girls? Well, I have my doubts. Silkies are a new breed for me, so I’m having to rely on those who can better identify the early characteristics of their gender. According to the Silkie forum on backyardchicken.com (the chicken bible,) there is good reason to question the accuracy of my female sexed chicks from My Pet Chicken.

I’ll wait and see, until then, I will enjoy watching them grow and try not to worry that I may not be able to keep them all. Buying sexed Silkie Bantams is a gamble, so I’m wondering…

Will I be Lucky?

BB Flock 5 wks Oct 2013 3

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Sexing Chicks

A Video on How to Determine the Sex of Chicks

A tour of a mass production hatchery, experts show the technique for sexing day old chicks. Chick hatching from an egg is included in video.

I must warn you,  a chicks first day of  life is a rather bumpy adventure.

Note:  This technique is used successfully on chicks no older than two days.