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Can you tell the sex of a chick before its hatch?

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 Okay, Its probably a stupid question but im actually curious.

 

 

Can you tell the sex of a chick before its hatch?

 

Yeah. Its pretty Shoopid but i really wanted to ask..

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I currently own 1 Barnevelder Cockeral called: 'BUMBLE' and 1 New Hampshire Pullet named: 'PEPPER'. I love them to pieces and they WILL NEVER LEAVE ME TILL THEY PASS AWAY! <3

 

Check out my New RPG.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/713446/who-can-you-trust-if-the-one-you-love-is-gone-rp-game

 

Please Please Please join it!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some people say you can sex chicks before they hatch, or even get in incubated, by looking at the shape of the egg. Longer, pointy eggs = male and fatter, round eggs = female. I honestly haven't had much success with this method, which I've tried of out curiosity, but I do know a few people who choose their hatching eggs using this selection method and they all claim they get more hens than roosters.

 

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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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