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easy way to tell sex of a chicken

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Sexing baby chicks is not an easy process. There are a few who would try to simplify the matter with old wives tales of how to sex baby chicks. One method often repeated is tying a  weight to the end of a piece of string  and hold it over the young animal. One interpretation of this method says that if the object swings back and forth  it is a male; if it rotates in a circle, it is a female. it works on eggs also

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Wow!  Didn't realize that worked with animals too!  hu  I tried that with my wedding ring and a piece of string to figure out the sex of my kiddos while I was pg.

Sonja

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Proud Mama Hen to chickens, ducks, turkeys, Nigerian Dwarf goats, 5 sweet house dogs, 2 LGD,  5 fluffy cats, 4 cute kiddos, and 1 AMAZING hubby (who puts up with all of my critters)!  

Read about our crazy adventures at http://sunrisethoughtsofawannabefarmer.blogspot.com/ !

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Can anyone post a graphic description on how to vent sex non sexlink breeds?
Pictures and such? That would be great!
Could come in handy one day!

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Freedom Rangers, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, 8 Geese, 5Ducks Two Zebu, Two Goats and 4 Dogs!
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I have a method with the same odds. Flip a coin. You have a 50/50 chance of being right.

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     Blue Roo Creations on Etsy!  The Fall Showroom Is ReStocked! Visit Us Soon!

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

 

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Yes that sure would be great to get pics...and then that would be a good sticky note for BYC!

Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Not sure this is true with all breeds, but at a few days old you can look at the wings and if the feathers are all the same length its a roo and if they are two lengths it will be a hen.  On my RIR's this was true.

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