Can anyone sex chicks by egg shape??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GhostRider65, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    NE Wisconsin
    My neighbor Has had chickens, ducks, turkey's geese, you name it forever, she hatches tons of babies every year, and she told me you can sex your chicks by the shape of the egg?
    She swears that round eggs are female and pointed eggs are male? anyone have any insight on this?
    Wouldn't the hatcheries use this then to not hatch so many unwanted Roo's?
    If no ones heard of this before anyone want to do an experiment? with a hatch this spring? I would if I had an incubator and laying hens but my babies are only 1 month old today. Kim
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    The hens can tell they just won't tell us. Darn hens [​IMG]
  3. ChickFarmer

    ChickFarmer Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    The shape of the egg is determined by the hen who layed it. Hens lay the same shape most of the time. Be shure to tell me if you find a hen that lays all girls.
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I'm guessing that you could guess the sex of the chick going by the shape of the egg ang get somewhere around 50% correct.
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  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    I wish!!
  6. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Middle, TN
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  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I've heard of pendulum sexing... Don't know how though. It's at the egg stage
  8. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2011
    I can test this out on the brand new chick I just hatched today...the only egg out of 18 to hatch and so far survive and it was a pointy egg - infact, it was one of the eggs I was very sure would not be one of the hatchers - go figure.
  9. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2011
    Morgantown, WV
    Quote:What did it turn out to be?
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Old wives (or farmers') tale. If it was true, then, case in point: my late BR hen, Lexie, would lay completely oval eggs so you could rarely tell which end had the air cell. By that rule, she should have produced all pullets, but in fact, produced about 90% male chicks. Myth busted. It's just not true.

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