How to sex a Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nightfeather, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how can you sex a chick. i heard that if you pick them up by the skin on the back of there neck that a female will bring the legs up to her body and a male will leave his leggs hanging down is that true and is there an other why of sexing a chick. if you know an other way to sex a chick please help me thanks :)
     
  2. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone please help me
     
  3. Rich Marshall

    Rich Marshall Out Of The Brooder

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    you may want to go to a vet or hatchery for that one apparently its an art, although there is something about feather lengh between male and female good luck.
     
  4. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you ever took chciks to the vet to the vet to be sex?
     
  5. somadlyinlove

    somadlyinlove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some breeds can be sexed by color and some by feathers. You can do a search for chick sexing. It takes a lot of practice to be able to vent sex.
     
  6. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are just a barn yard mix but is the lifting them up by they neck thing right???
     
  7. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at this video......
    I use the wing feather method. It works for me [​IMG] Good Luck!


     
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  8. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  9. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of picking them up by the neck. I have heard of the feather sexing and vent sexing.
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you tell me how to feather sex?!
     

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