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Sexing chickens!!!

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How do you tell the sex of day old chickens without being an expert

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Maddy,

If you have a needdle put it on a piece of string and put it over the top of the chickens and if it spins in a circle their girls and if it moves back and forth its a boy

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Unless they are bred to be sex linked via color or feather growth rate, the only way to do it is by examening the inverted vent, which I learned today, I don't have the guts to do, lol
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lol Amba u crack me up xox why arent u at school today??? kisses

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Some breeds (like barred rocks) can be sexed at a couple days old by examining the feathers coming in on the tips of the wings. If the feather shafts are the same length (look like fingers) it is a male. If the feather shafts are staggered it is a female. Not all breeds can be sexed this way and most mixed breed cannot be either.

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At 3:33 they show you how.

 

 

 


 

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Ok, I am going to admit my stupidity here in order to hopefully help others.  Please be kind, my husband has already laughed heartily at me! lau.gif th.gif

 

Ok, I just had another batch of eggs hatch, and decided I HAD to learn how to vent sex.  I took my time, relaxed, and took my first chick.  Once again, I saw the spot that looked all dried up, like it wasn't going to open, so I looked and saw another spot....just under the tail ... OMG, I was trying to vent sex through the belly button! ep.gif

 

Ok, so you all don't think I've been torchering my chicks, I never tried very hard to open the belly button, just massaged it and noticed it wasn't about to open in any way (this is after I even expelled the feces!)  Geepers I'm stupid!  he.gif  I was nervous in my defense!  Anyways.... Today I did it.  I have, so far, 2 cockerels and 5 pullets.  Not wrong on the cockerels, but could be wrong on the pullets.

 

I have 2 more chicks to hatch/check.  I'm not fast like on youtube, but I think I was gentle.  They don't like it, but they seemed just fine afterwards.  BTW, you will need a magnifying glass unless you have exceptionally good close up vision, this is tiny!  ( white leghorns )


Edited by cluck-cluck - 10/12/12 at 9:54am
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Update, I think I missed one. The three I marked as males, seem to be males, but another one that I thought was a female is a male, I'm pretty sure.  leghorns really develop their combs fast :)

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Pretty good accuracy rate.  Way to go!

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