New member....looking for some help/info

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by janessakeen, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. janessakeen

    janessakeen In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2013
    Hi everyone....I have just joined, although I constantly come here for help when I need it lol. Figured I should start a thread on a topic I have been having a lot of frustration with.....Vent sexing. Now please, to all the people that are going to tell me not to vent sex my birds, please save both our time and dont tell me what I should/should not do. I have always been very gentle with my birds, they are my babies and I would never want to hurt them. I am confident in my abilities and I am not hurting them. However, I can not seem to vent sex any age of chickens or guineas. I am good at sexing waterfowl, so I do know the basic idea of vent sexing pretty well, but I just cant seem to do it on a chicken or guinea because the pubic bones tend to get in the way of things. I have a pretty good feeling that this bump is located on the area of the vent closest to those bones? I am very interested in any pics of how to sex chickens in this manner. I know I am supposed to be looking for a bump in the vent area, but I am unsure on the exact location of the bump and I cannot seem to find any bump on any of my 5 known roos. Diagrams do not help me, I need to see it on an actual bird. Otherwise maybe someone could describe the location of this bump. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you :)
  2. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    I read a book on sexing chickens and it said you cannot vent sex a chicken older than 3 days.
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
  3. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Songster

    Dec 30, 2010
    Welcome to BYC!
  4. janessakeen

    janessakeen In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2013
    Thanks for the welcomes :) ......I have read varying opinions about whether or not you can vent an adult bird, I personally have vented many ducks and they were all different ages and it was not an issue....I would assume that it would be the same for chickens as it is for ducks? I think it is just more difficult after 3 days old. I actually think its easier to vent sex ducks when they are older than 3 days old
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    I didn't read the section on ducks, just the chicken part and it also said very good vision was needed for chicken vent sexing, so I never tried. I was going to buy a magnifying lamp but never have.
    good luck, hatcheries pay a lot for sexers and they travel from hatchery to hatchery.:jumpy
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    wherever you decide to post, add the comment: "Moderator, please move if this is in the wrong place." I've noticed quite a few posts that say "moved to........" so mods do it often
  8. janessakeen

    janessakeen In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2013
    ok I said, Im new so I really was not sure where to put this. I am not sure how to move posts, but if it needs to be moved how do i do that? thanks
  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi and :welcome

    Well if you want to move a post you can report it (use the red flag thingy in the bottom left corner of the post) and a moderator will move it for you.

    Or else you can just post a new thread in another section with the same original post - either way is fine. :]

    I don't know anything about vent sexing but I'm sure there are lots of people who will be able to help you. Good luck.
    And enjoy the site!

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