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https://youtu.be/ApFqMLWJSqs

 

I found this useful. Haven't tried it yet as my kids are now two weeks old but I it was pretty clear and I have youngsters on the way...


Edited by dreamwallaby - 3/31/16 at 3:17pm

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
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To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Henry David Thoreau
Stacy ~ Lots of chickens, I'm not counting anymore  
 

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Originally Posted by P'Fowls View Post

Feather sexing is all we use. We sex ours after they have fully dried off. Within the first 24 hours is the easiest.

There are 18 different shapes to look for when vent sexing. There are actually 4 that are almost identical. 2 on females and 2 on males. It takes a very trained eye to be correct. We can sex just about anything. My wife is getting where she can sex silkies. Those are very hard since they have more of a fur than a feather. Even in last years issue of Backyard Poultry, it said the same thing I am saying. The following is from the July/August issue:



Would you mind posting with pics as your feather sexing? I have read that only the few with the correct genes can be feather sexed? More explanation and examples would be greatly appreciated?
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