Hanging magnet for sexing!!!

Wynette

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Sep 25, 2007
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Michigan
Sorry, this is an old wive's tale, like so many others. Wish it DID work! Some even say you can do this over an egg and it will tell you whether that egg would hatch out male or female. Silliness to be sure, but it's fun, anyway!
 

Mac14

Songster
7 Years
Jul 21, 2012
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Northern California
I've read that you can put a chick on its back and if it is a female it will pull its legs toward its body, and if it is a male it will let its legs relax. It kind of worked on our 17 week chicken a while back. :)
 

canesisters

Songster
8 Years
Aug 18, 2011
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Virginia
I wonder what, exactly, the magnet is supposed to be reacting to????
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MakNat

Songster
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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Ky
I'm trying to research it, but since my feed store guy told me about it I've been doing it. Waiting it out and ITS BEEN %100 CORRECT!!!!!!!!! Maybe an ol wives tail, but that wife my friend was right!!!
 

Malibu99

Crowing
7 Years
Apr 23, 2012
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I flipped my pullet upside down and she just relaxed her legs. She, too, was 17 weeks old at the time. She's a constant layer now :3 So I think it's safe to say that it's a myth :)
 

omelette77

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 18, 2012
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Cape Cod
I'd like to know the thought process that led to it....hhhmmmmmmmmmmm, I've got this magnet just hanging around, there must be something I can do with it.....
 

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