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How to sex a Chick

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

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I understand the females will have two lengths of feathers as chicks and the males will only have one row or length.
     
  2. LittleDarlings

    LittleDarlings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a couple of videos on youtube, just search for chick feather sexing. Hope that helps!
     
  3. picking them up by the neck whont work are eany thang like that will never work it is 0% sucesfull
     
  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure. It will help if you watch the video to get a visual. The chick has to be a day or two old. When you extend the wing, you will see a short row and a longer row of pin feathers = female. You will only see one row of short pin feather, all even = male. I have used this method for several years and it has proven accurate. Good Luck!
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you this was very helpful.
     
  6. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any other whay to tell the sex then by the wings?
     
  7. Nightfeather

    Nightfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you sex your chicks?
     
  8. IMANana

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    Just watched your video on sexing chicks, it was great! It was so helpful and easy. I just sexed my 13 newly hatched chicks. Thanks for the great information.
     
  9. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    - Words you misspelled... nice
     
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  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If it were that easy, the hatcheries wouldn't need to hire professional vent sexers.

    Picking them up by the scruff of the neck will result in roughly 50% accuracy. You might as well flip a coin and save the chicks the stress.
     

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