how hatheries tell sex.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pozarnsk, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. pozarnsk

    pozarnsk Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen alot of posts around here of people trying to tell roosters in the first say 5 weeks. Seems its very hard to do with alot of breeds, and that got me to wondering since I ordered day olds and requested all pullets, how the hatcheries can do this right away when they are hatched when we can't figure it out at 5 weeks?????

    Are they magic?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They either do vent or feather sexing. Vent sexing takes lots of skill, feather sexing takes setting up breeding pairs so you have slow feather mails with fast feather females.
     
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    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pozarnsk Out Of The Brooder

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    aaahhhh, makes sense. Thanks.
     
  5. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dirty Jobs episode at McMurray hatchery:

    How it's Made episode on sexing chicks.
     

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