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How to tell breed or gender of my chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ElizabethStarr, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. ElizabethStarr

    ElizabethStarr New Egg

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    How do i post I got 3 chicks from the tractor supply store they couldn't tell me how old or if the are male or female I want to keep the girls I'm not allowed roosters in town how can I post pics and find out what I have all I know is they are bantams
     
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  2. RhondaSue

    RhondaSue Just Hatched

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    The man I received my baby chicks from performed three test to determine sex. Unfortunately I only remember two of them. Test 1, he hung 5hem upside-down by their feet, if they just hung there they were roosters if they tried to sit up hens. Test two he laid them on their backs in the palm of his hand, if they laid there they were hens, if they tried to get up rooster. Not sure how accurate this is, but that is what he did.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Those are not accurate, in fact if you hold the bird up long enough by his feet, it will probably pass out. Going "eenie, meenie, minie ,mo " probably works just as well & won't harm the chicks. Too many "old men's tales," I'm not going to dignify them by saying "old wives tales." What ever crazy stunt people use to tell sex, they have a 50-50 chance of being right/wrong.
     
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