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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 Songster

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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 11 Years

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

    JustChicky Songster

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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 Songster

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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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