How to sex chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken225, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Chicken225

    Chicken225 In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2011
    Baton Rouge
    Help! My hens eggs are hatching and I need help sexing the chicks!
  2. Welcome to BYC! Sexing chicks can be easy or impossible, depending on the breed. [​IMG] You could try doing a search on this site for your particular breed.... [​IMG]
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    I had really good luck with sexing on about the third day by their feathers. There is a thread on here about how to do it, (search: feather sexing) and it has pictures. I printed them off and used them for reference and we managed to be 100% right on our chicks last spring. So I'd say it's worth a shot!
  4. cooka1505

    cooka1505 In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2011
    If I'm correct does capping mean take the air sac off and see if it moves?
    Sorry about all the questions I'm just really new to this And I really want to get it right.

    Thanks cooka

    2 ducks,2 chickens ,3 dogs 3 chicks [​IMG]

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