How to sex day old chicks by their wing feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cottage Rose, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres' a YouTube video showing you how.

    Warning:
    Some people may find how commercial hatcheries handle the chicks disturbing
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That will only work if they are bred for it, slow feathering parent to quick feathering parent, or something like that. I wouldn't rely on that too much unless you know the breeding. It is interesting and would be great if it worked for all chicks!!

    BTW, I love your screen name.
     
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  3. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Wow! That's quite a ride the little peeps take! Very interesting how they do that whole process!
     
  4. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Don't let my DD see that. I tell her not to drop the chicks because she will hurt them. And to think I was worried about the Post Office, I really had no idea... WOW!
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *JustChicky* :

    [​IMG] Don't let my DD see that. I tell her not to drop the chicks because she will hurt them. And to think I was worried about the Post Office, I really had no idea... WOW!

    Whats even worse is, many of the high egg production breeds that mainly the pullets are sold...the cockerels are disgarded into a barrel and left to die. [​IMG]
    A good reason to consider buying from a breeder vs. a commercial hatchery.​
     

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