3 Sexing methods all have the same results! PICS ADDED!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrbstephens, May 13, 2010.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just hatched my very first chicks in a homemade incubator. I read lots of methods of sexing them on this forum. I have 4 chicks. Here are the methods and results.

    1) wing feather sexing: EE-1: male, EE-2: male, LB-male, RIR: female

    2) ring on a string: EE-1: male, EE-2: male, LB-male, RIR: female

    3) hang chick by the head: all 4 females

    4) hang chick by the feet: EE-1: male, EE-2: male, LB-male, RIR: female


    I don't know how to vent sex.

    So, wouldn't it be interesting to see if these methods really are accurate?

    What method do YOU use?
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  2. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you do techniques 3&4
     
  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:3)Lightly encircle the chicks neck with your index finger and thumb. Gently lift up. If the chicks legs hang down: girl, if the legs stick straight out: boy. I don't think this one works.
    4) hold the chick by the legs and let hang. If the chick relaxes and hangs: girl. If the chick hold it's head up or struggles: boy.
     
  4. TheRanch

    TheRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you use the toe length method. I've started to use that and when tested against my adults seems to be pretty accurate.


    Hold chick in hand using the underside of foot pinch toes one and three to the center of toe two.
    If they are the exact same length - pullet
    if one toe is longer than the other Cockrel

    Have fun!!
     
  5. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm gonna try that one right now! Be right back!
     
  6. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm gonna try that one right now! Be right back!

    That resulted in all 4 boys. [​IMG]
     
  7. TheRanch

    TheRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make sure your not pulling to one side or the other - then you'll get uneven toes lol!! Seriously though, if you put them so they are centered - pinching from the base where the toes web or grow together and slide your fingers up [​IMG]
     
  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Here is another one...

    If you lick them and they are sweet...girls and if they are sour they are boys.

    If they just taste like chicken then CONGRATULATIONS....you have feathers on your tongue.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Of all of them .... I think this method is the most accurate! [​IMG]
     
  10. TheRanch

    TheRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don' t know - I have some roos that are pretty sweet and some pullets that are pretty sour [​IMG] !!! My favorite way is waiting for the crow!!! It's the MOST reliable..... lol
     

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