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How to Feather Sex chicks?

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SO, I REALLY wanna hatch chicks this spring, but the DM is NOT about to let me have roosters... Soo, I really need to know how to feather sex! I would only be able to hatch chicks of breeds that could be color or feather sexed... ( roll ) But, CHICKS!!! ya
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post #2 of 26
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Please? lau Sorry, I gotta leave soon and I'm super curious! LOL jumpy

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post #3 of 26

There are good youtube videos showing the wing method. just search for Sexing baby chicks, or Feather sexing chicks.

Harold

post #4 of 26

Salmon Faverolles can be sexed at a couple days old. There are a couple other breeds but I can't think of them right now. Feather site shows the Faverolle chicks and the difference.

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post #5 of 26

White Leghorns are feather sexed, right? There are also all kinds of birds you can sex by color. Wheaten Marans, Salmon Faverolles, and really any breed where the roosters are dramatically different from the hens. There are sex-links, too. They are crossbreeds that were designed so they can be sexed at hatch. Look those up.

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All my life I've wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought.  ~Robert Brault
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Thank you all! ya Off to Youtube I go! wee

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post #7 of 26

Check out this thread, especially the first post.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #8 of 26

Look here:
http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/sld006.htm
Also, as they get older, females will have a second layer of fethers extending out from their "elbow" towards their wing tip. Males will only have one set(as they don't need the extra insulation for setting chicks). wink

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Small farm set on 6.5 acres, containing: 2 nigerian pure preds, 3 nigi-pyg crosses, 1 SLRW rooster, 10 EE hens, 2 SLW hens, 2 GLW hens, 2 BA hens, 1 BG hen, 1 SLRW hen, 8BR hens, 5{7wk old}, 15{4wk old}, 23{1-2wk old}, 1{1wk old}, 24{3day old} various breed chicks, 1 Bengal cat, & 3 dogs!
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Originally Posted by Livinwright Farm 

Look here:
http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/sld006.htm
Also, as they get older, females will have a second layer of fethers extending out from their "elbow" towards their wing tip. Males will only have one set(as they don't need the extra insulation for setting chicks). wink


THANK YOU!!! That totally makes sense... THANKS!!!! big_smile

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Originally Posted by equinehugger3 
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Originally Posted by Livinwright Farm 

Look here:
http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/sld006.htm
Also, as they get older, females will have a second layer of fethers extending out from their "elbow" towards their wing tip. Males will only have one set(as they don't need the extra insulation for setting chicks). wink


THANK YOU!!! That totally makes sense... THANKS!!!! big_smile


No problem! anytime! thumbsup

Small farm set on 6.5 acres, containing: 2 nigerian pure preds, 3 nigi-pyg crosses, 1 SLRW rooster, 10 EE hens, 2 SLW hens, 2 GLW hens, 2 BA hens, 1 BG hen, 1 SLRW hen, 8BR hens, 5{7wk old}, 15{4wk old}, 23{1-2wk old}, 1{1wk old}, 24{3day old} various breed chicks, 1 Bengal cat, & 3 dogs!
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Small farm set on 6.5 acres, containing: 2 nigerian pure preds, 3 nigi-pyg crosses, 1 SLRW rooster, 10 EE hens, 2 SLW hens, 2 GLW hens, 2 BA hens, 1 BG hen, 1 SLRW hen, 8BR hens, 5{7wk old}, 15{4wk old}, 23{1-2wk old}, 1{1wk old}, 24{3day old} various breed chicks, 1 Bengal cat, & 3 dogs!
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