Can you sex eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sutillman, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was a question posed by a potential customer wanting to buy chicks! She didn't want any roosters, just hens. Wanted to know if I could just set female eggs!! :bowGEEZZZZZZ! Needless to say some people really need to do some research before they get animals! Don't even know how to respond to her email. I don't think I'll be selling her anything though.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Just explain that you cannot sex eggs. If you could, the commercial hatcheries would only go through the expense of hatching the sex they wanted and sell the rest of the eggs for eating. Sounds like she is doing her research by asking somebody that she thinks would know (you).
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's see, if you take a set of keys and dangle them over an egg lying on its side, if the keys move longitudinally there is a 50% chance egg holds a pullet but if they go across the egg then there is a 50% chance it is a cockerel. Or maybe it's the other way, can't quite remember. [​IMG]
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sarcasm is a lost art! [​IMG]
     
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, now there's a market somewhere in there. I'll put that on my to-do list. Figure out how to sex eggs!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I could do that I wouldn't end up with so many roo's myself! I quess we all have to learn as we go. I certainly did. But there is such a thing as common sense! Maybe I could start doing tiny ultrasounds!
     
  7. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:NOW THAT'S THE TICKET!!!!!!! You work on that and get back to us, ok?

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  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And so often missed.[​IMG]
     
  9. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know... HONESTLY, when my incubator ran cool I ended up with all females.. And when it ran warm, all males
     
  10. HyLinda

    HyLinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DNA Testing - I'm sure it would work!
    Maybe we could go on Jerry Springer's show for DNA testing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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