chicken sex

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smokeater413, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend told me the other day that incubation temps determine the sex in alligators eggs.....could this be true in chicken eggs too?
     
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is true in alligator eggs but I don't think it is in chickens........lets see what others say....
     
  3. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else?[​IMG]
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Nope, I think its the rooster, thats why we can get sex-link chickens. ( shoot, now I'm not sure it could be the hen, now I'm going to have to look it up) Just look it up ite the hens they produce 2 different eggs one for hens and one for roos, thats why the average is 50/50.
     
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  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe seis predetermined.but it is an interesting thought.
     
  6. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That only works with reptiles. I wish it were true with chickens.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Chickens are pre determined by the hen if they will be male or female, so nope, not like some reptiles.
     

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