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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:12 pm 
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My Golden Pheasants have started to lay for the season so we have decided to incubate some of their eggs. What is the best thing to feed newborn chicks with? And at roughly what age are Golden's able to be sexed?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Feed your chicks turkey starter!
As regards sexing it can be done at about 6 weeks, you can tell by their eye colours brown for hens, and yellow for the cocks


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:25 am 
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Callum Woodham wrote:
Feed your chicks turkey starter!
As regards sexing it can be done at about 6 weeks, you can tell by their eye colours brown for hens, and yellow for the cocks

Young cocks have silver-grey eyes, not yellow. It's actually reliable from 3 weeks onwards.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Yes sorry Danny! had a mental blank last night while typing


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Thanks Danny & Callum.....greatly appreciate your help :-)


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