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what is leg sexing?  idunnoidunnoidunnoidunnoidunnoidunnoidunnoidunnoidunno

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Well...I dont know for sure but on my 4 week olds the roos to be have spur buds and the pullets do not.

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Might be that the roos have thicker legs....idunno

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4-week-old chicks could all have spur bumps.  That is NOT a reliable way to sex chicks.  I have a couple of pullets who will be a year old next month who both have 3/4" spurs on them, and I've witnessed them both laying eggs.  Males won't develop spurs until 6 months old, or older.

Leg sexing is probably judging a chicken's gender by the thickness and length of legs.  It's not always reliable either.  I had a pullet last summer who had HUGE legs, and I was sure it was a cockerel.  She's one of my prettiest girls now, and she's much bigger than the others.

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Leg sexing is a rule of thumb you use on very young chicks...turn the chick over on its back on your palm.....if it kicks it might be a boy, if it pulls up its legs it might be a girl.  smile

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Originally Posted by Kelpie 

Leg sexing is a rule of thumb you use on very young chicks...turn the chick over on its back on your palm.....if it kicks it might be a boy, if it pulls up its legs it might be a girl.  smile


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