easy way to tell sex of a chicken

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deryl reed, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. deryl reed

    deryl reed In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2007
    Sexing baby chicks is not an easy process. There are a few who would try to simplify the matter with “old wives’ tales” of how to sex baby chicks. One method often repeated is tying a weight to the end of a piece of string and hold it over the young animal. One interpretation of this method says that if the object swings back and forth it is a male; if it rotates in a circle, it is a female. it works on eggs also
  2. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Wow! Didn't realize that worked with animals too! [​IMG] I tried that with my wedding ring and a piece of string to figure out the sex of my kiddos while I was pg.

  3. denasfarm

    denasfarm Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Can anyone post a graphic description on how to vent sex non sexlink breeds?
    Pictures and such? That would be great!
    Could come in handy one day!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I have a method with the same odds. Flip a coin. You have a 50/50 chance of being right.
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Yes that sure would be great to get pics...and then that would be a good sticky note for BYC!
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Not sure this is true with all breeds, but at a few days old you can look at the wings and if the feathers are all the same length its a roo and if they are two lengths it will be a hen. On my RIR's this was true.

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