Chick Sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hteeter2, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Hteeter2

    Hteeter2 Chirping

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    Someone said something about holding the chicks by their feet, and if the fly up it means I'm not sure. Has anyone heard of this? If you have; can you explain it to me. I'm confused... Right now I believe strongly I have at least one rooster, but I'd like to know for sure how many hens and roosters I got.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    That is what is known as an old wives tale, also one that could be dangerous and harmful to your chicks. How old are your chicks? What breed are they?
     
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  3. Babbott10

    Babbott10 In the Brooder

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    I have not heard that but i have heard that you can hold there wings out and possibly tell wether one is male or female.
     
  4. Hteeter2

    Hteeter2 Chirping

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    My chicka babies are 4wk old Rhode Island Reds.
     
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    I believe you are referring to wing sexing which can be done but with only certain breeds bred for it.
     
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    The only way is to keep a look for larger combs turning redder sooner (pullets don't get red combs till they are ready to lay). If you post pictures in two weeks members can give a guess on their gender. Also as they get older you can look for male and female tail feathering.
     
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