Does wing sexing work on silkies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Teresaann24, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I heard some place the big hatcheries wint sex day old chicks by checking their wing feathers. If they were all one size they were boys and girls have some that werent the same size. Does this work on 1 or 2 day old silkie chicks? I checked my little one this morning and its wing feathers are all the same size.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    It only works if the gene is bred into them...sorry.
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    That would be so awesome !!! The best way to sex a silkie is when it lays or crows !!
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    LOL Man though wouldn't that be so easy and save us so much hair pulling?LOL
     

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