- May 26, 2013
Top of the evening everyone. I just wanted to share something a lady told me that has been around and owns chickens for years....She said that on extremely young chicks you can carefully hold them upside down by the legs and the males will put up a fight but the little girls will just hang there limp. Has anyone else heard this. She showed me and sure enough I saw it happen, although I guess if you held any bird upside down long enough it would tire and hang limp, and I thought it a little barbaric at first, but like I said you have to be gentle. But I have 11 babies and am curious to try this so I can band them accordingly.....BTW I am looking at these babies and had I not seen their parents with my own two eyes I would never suspect them to be Guinea Keets. They look exactly like a lot of chicken chickys that I have seen....