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How do you sex chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pikachuchick, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. pikachuchick

    pikachuchick In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2013
    At what age should you start doing it ? How do you tell if it is a hen or a roo ? How do you tell if you went to go get them and they were only like a few days old?

  2. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Songster

    Jul 17, 2012
    You can sex most chicks on the day they hatch with vent check and some with a simple wing feather check... To learn how i would search chick sexing on youtube

    Also certain chickens are able to be sexed by color.. These are called sex links... Chicks of certain colors are male and others female.. As for a few days old i dont know... I assume the feather method would get harder from feather growth... I dont know about vent checking after the first day... As far as just looking at them its not very easy to tell usually until they are older and the rooster starts getting his saddle and different neck feathers...

    Either way, there are a couple sexing techniques and the best way to learn these days is watch mike rowe learn on youtube

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