Determining Sex By Shape of Egg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Superior Chicks, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. I just read, somewhere in cyberspace, that round eggs=hens and oval shaped eggs =roosters.

    I've been around a loooooong time and I've never heard this one.[​IMG]

    Anyone else ever heard of this?

    Just curious.

    Ma
     
  2. aliena614

    aliena614 Songster

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    nope! never! that sounds like it would be way too easy! lol
     
  3. whoopsie...............

    round=roos

    oval=hens

    [​IMG]

    Ma
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I wish it was that easy as then i would know what shape eggs to request when ordering eggs ! [​IMG]
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ive heard of it !! People have tryed it many times.... Didnt work !!

    Just think if it did we all wouldnt have to many roosters !!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Well, its completely stupid, really. If that was true, why wouldn't hatcheries just toss the eggs with the cockerels instead of disposing of them in horrible ways? And if it was true, then my Lexie would produce many more girls than she does.
     
  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

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    Nope...never heard that one. I guess it would work if you had one of those big, red, "easy" buttons from staples. Ha!!

    I love hearing "old wives tales". Some of them are just hillarious!!
     
  8. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Songster

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    I've always heard that and always try to cull any sharply pointed eggs. Crazy I guess but if it works sometimes its worth it.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:It doesn't work, so 50 percent of the eggs you are culling could be hens.

    As Speckledhen already pointed out if this did work the hatcheries wouldn't have to cull cockerels.

    It would be great if it worked, but it is a myth.
     

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