how can you sex day old chicks?

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  1. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any way that i can vent sex day old chicks can you also give me step by step direction or a link on how to sex them
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    as far as I have read it takes a bit of know how and I dont know sorry maybe someone will.
     
  3. Bantam girls

    Bantam girls Out Of The Brooder

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    I understand that if you look at the two rows of feathers on the bottom of the wing you can tell. If both rows are the same, male if different lengths, female. That is what I was told and showed today by a poultry farmer. Not sure though.
     
  4. ysandoz

    ysandoz Out Of The Brooder

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    HI,
    I'm new here to this and new at raising chickens. I never have had new babie chicks. Today we bought 6 Aracaunas and they didn't know if they were boy or girls. I would love it if anyone could tell me what to look for. Also I am hoping to buy some white Orpingtons this next week. What should I look for if I want layers?
    Thanks sooo much,
     
  5. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this came up a bit ago
    Excellent Article on Sexing Day Old Chicks...inc Vent Sexing
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=136663
    The wing tip signifier only works on breeds that have been bred for it.
    There was also a "dirty Jobs" that covered it uber quickly.
    part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4g_WCmznW4
    part
    2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cx2m3stGKk&feature=related
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    then for later id "Seperating the Pullets from the Cockerels"

    another article:
    http://successwithpoultry.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-tell-sex-of-chicks.html
    I'd like to learn too, but I think I'd need to be taught in person.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:That only works if they are bred for it, not on all breeds.
     
  7. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That only works if they are bred for it, not on all breeds.

    I learned a way and i have not been wrong so far.

    hold a chick in the palm of your hand belly up use your other hand to keep them from moving. when they stop squirming remove your hand that you were using to hold them in place. if they immediately try to get up they are roos if they lay there(or fall asleep) they are hens.
     
  8. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That only works if they are bred for it, not on all breeds.

    I learned a way and i have not been wrong so far.

    hold a chick in the palm of your hand belly up use your other hand to keep them from moving. when they stop squirming remove your hand that you were using to hold them in place. if they immediately try to get up they are roos if they lay there(or fall asleep) they are hens.

    i will try that!
     
  9. prncssprplfrog

    prncssprplfrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hold a chick in the palm of your hand belly up use your other hand to keep them from moving. when they stop squirming remove your hand that you were using to hold them in place. if they immediately try to get up they are roos if they lay there(or fall asleep) they are hens.

    Has anyone else successfully tried this?
    The chicks that I bought were all st run bantams except my partridge cochin pullets. The cochins just layed there docile. I only had 3 feistily try and get up...

    They're only 4-5 days old... I could see the little roos having attitude enough to not want to put up with being flipped on their backs...


    *new chickie mama
    Jenn in CNY​
     
  10. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Interesting!! 60+ years playing with chickens, and I never heard of this! It will be fun to give it a try.

    Jim
     

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