does anyone know how to sex chicks by looking at wings?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mags2009, May 21, 2010.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Anyone? I saw a video on this, and I now have 9 chicks hatched, one is zipping, and that leaves 5 eggs left. Just wondered if anyone has used this method for sexing chicks, so when I take them out, maybe I could tell what is what? Thanks.
  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    The chicks have to be bred to be sexed that way, it doesn't work on just any chick that comes out. It involves breeding slow feathering to fast feathering and doing this over generations to get consistancy.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    The highest paid person in a production hatchery is the person who is the sexer. Even this person gets 10% of the chicks wrong. For the rest of us, we should wait until we hear the crowing or see an egg laid.

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