New experiment on sexing 5 weeks old chicks (please read)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omran, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Ok it might sounds crazy, but I really think it works: usually a hen will start shake her feather real good when the rooster mounts her, so I tried to put my hand on the back of the little ones to pet them and I figured out that they start to think that they are hens and start to shake the feather after I lift my hand , so I tried it on all little chicks and I think I may have 2 roosters in the group, they are the only two they did not shake.
    Does that make any sence or I am just crazy. [​IMG]

    Omran.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    All you can do is tag the ones you think are roos and see what happens in a few weeks. If so well there ya go
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I think I am going to do so.
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    my post gone, so I want more ppl to sse it [​IMG]
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Come on Guys only one reply, I know you can do better [​IMG]
     
  6. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    hhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm *Thinking*

    I have five week old chicks.... I could try it. So you just put your hand on their backs? Mine are wild right now, I moved them outside and they turned flighty. :Lol I dont know if it would work with them.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have 4-5 week old chicks. I'll try it tomorrow. Oh, I love your coop and run. Very nice work!
     
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  8. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll nibble... keep us posted on this "method". Maybe some of them just like to be petted? (LOL - My Rhodie LOVES it when I scratch his bum, so this doesn't apply to dogs!) I'll have to try it with my fuzzy butts just for giggles.
     
  9. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enid, OK!
    LOL I'll have to try it too! brb

    *petting chickens*
     
  10. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enid, OK!
    No, mine don't seem to like having their rumps rubbed. I wonder why? My ferret loves it. Do you think that means she'll grow into a hen?
     

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