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Information on how to sex day old chicks wanted

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by houndit, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington! 10 Years

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    I am brand new here.
    I hatch out various breeds of ducks turkeys ect. I want to start a small time hatchery with maybe twenty breeds eventually. However I want to be able to sex day old chicks, because I plan to ship within the continental 48 states. I have read books and online about the subject . But have not been able to find any real information about it. Most articles just say wait until they are 6 weeks and then you can tell. I already can do that and want to learn how to sex day olds. Does any one know where they teach classes on that subject? I may have to try and find a chick sexer from a hatchery who will teach me how. I am in Braymer Missouri. We have a dairy so going far away is not very practical. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thank you very much.
     
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  2. krackerhill

    krackerhill In the Brooder

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    Good luck with that....tried and decided I am more the wait and see type of person. Dirty Jobs had a great show on it I have heard from many people. It was episode 7 not sure what season.
     
  3. jossanne

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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    I'll wish you luck with everyone else. It takes a trained eye to identify sex characteristics by vent sexing.

    I would recommend breeding bird with sex link traits or just offer straight run, like most backyard breeders.

    Jody
     
  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington! 10 Years

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    Thank you jossanne.
    Other people told me about it and I never could find it.
     
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  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Get used to looking in chickens butts. A lot.

    I have some books that show it, but we're not talking macrame or Tai Chi here. Not may classes for this stuff.
     
  7. clarkestep

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    Quote:How funny! All my day old booties looked alike to me. LOL
     
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    I tried looking in thier butts, but I was scared to stretch them THAT much. Yikes.
     

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