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Can anyone sex chicks by egg shape??

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My neighbor Has had chickens, ducks, turkey's geese, you name it forever, she hatches tons of babies every year, and she told me you can sex your chicks by the shape of the egg?
She swears that round eggs are female and pointed eggs are male? anyone have any insight on this?
Wouldn't the hatcheries use this then to not hatch so many unwanted Roo's?
If no ones heard of this before anyone want to do an experiment? with a hatch this spring?  I would if I had an incubator and laying hens but my babies are only 1 month old today. Kim

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post #2 of 14

The hens can tell they just won't tell us. Darn hens smile

post #3 of 14

The shape of the egg is determined by the hen who layed it.  Hens lay the same shape most of the time.  Be shure to tell me if you find a hen that lays all girls.

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I'm guessing that you could guess the sex of the chick going by the shape of the egg ang get somewhere around 50% correct.

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post #5 of 14

I wish!!

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Originally Posted by mississippifarmboy 

I'm guessing that you could guess the sex of the chick going by the shape of the egg ang get somewhere around 50% correct.


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post #7 of 14

I've heard of pendulum sexing... Don't know how though. It's at the egg stage

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post #8 of 14

I can test this out on the brand new chick I just hatched today...the only egg out of 18 to hatch and so far survive and it was a pointy egg - infact, it was one of the eggs I  was very sure would not be one of the hatchers - go figure.

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Originally Posted by petunias212 

I can test this out on the brand new chick I just hatched today...the only egg out of 18 to hatch and so far survive and it was a pointy egg - infact, it was one of the eggs I  was very sure would not be one of the hatchers - go figure.


What did it turn out to be?

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Old wives (or farmers') tale. If it was true, then, case in point: my late BR hen, Lexie, would lay completely oval eggs so you could rarely tell which end had the air cell. By that rule, she should have produced all pullets, but in fact, produced about 90% male chicks. Myth busted. It's just not true.

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