How to tell sex of a chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by manda28, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. manda28

    manda28 New Egg

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    Hi just wondering how I tell the sex of my 3wk old black chicken
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, manda28, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us. Some breeds of hens, unfortunately, are just not broody and won't set on their eggs. Some people get a broody breed of hen (like a silkie) to set on the eggs. Others use an incubator. Post at the following link for more information. Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
     
  3. manda28

    manda28 New Egg

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    Thanks so much for your help
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. manda28

    manda28 New Egg

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    Ok so if I just have laying hens and now a rooster which I have fertile eggs the hen won't sit on them? Ordo I need another breed of chicken
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Regardless of whether a rooster is present or not, a hen will not sit on eggs unless she is already broody. She will not go broody just because there are eggs in the nest. There is no way to make a hen go broody, it is a hormonal change that can't be induced. Go ahead and eat your eggs, or place them in an incubator if you want to hatch them.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, 1muttsfan gave you some good advice. Good luck hope they go broody for you.
     

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