help with gender

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Iwantchickens, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Iwantchickens

    Iwantchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any little hints or tricks that could possibly help so that you would be more likely to get females instead of males when choosing chicks from a bin at feed type stores? I understand there's no exact way to guarantee young ones just maybe small things that might be a girl instead of a boy.


    Or would I be better off seeing if our local Atwoods could order me females?

    I live in town & want 3 females ... bantams ... hoping brahma, cochin, silky or 1 of each.
    From what I've read they're the quiet ones, correct.


    Thanks

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    heehe..ooh, never mind!...i dont wanna get in trouble!...[​IMG]...Welcome to BYC!!
     
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  3. Iwantchickens

    Iwantchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks .... you gave me a giggle.

    I guess the title is kinda bad, huh.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  5. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RedHen... you are bad but me too !!

    Iwantchickens.... there seems to be different methods for different breeds.... maybe if you suggest what breed you want someone that raises them may help !
     
  6. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...couldn't help myself....I had to look
     
  7. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    You guys are a bunch of pervs....of course I looked too! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] perhaps you can edit that and ask
    "Help with gender" [​IMG]
     
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked. [​IMG] About the chicks I can't give advice.
     
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    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grand pa use to say if you pick up a baby chick and it held it legs up it was a hen and if they went down they was a rooster. I don't know if that is true, but that is what he always said. I hope that helps.
     

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