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Can you tell the sex of a chick before its hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OnewChook, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. OnewChook

    OnewChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, Its probably a stupid question but im actually curious.

    Can you tell the sex of a chick before its hatch?

    Yeah. Its pretty Shoopid but i really wanted to ask..
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Some people say you can sex chicks before they hatch, or even get in incubated, by looking at the shape of the egg. Longer, pointy eggs = male and fatter, round eggs = female. I honestly haven't had much success with this method, which I've tried of out curiosity, but I do know a few people who choose their hatching eggs using this selection method and they all claim they get more hens than roosters.

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