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new sexing idea!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickalator, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    i traditionally look at a wing to sex a day oled chick.(the method of splaying the wing and checking the rows of feathers. one tall row with a short row in between is a female and twotall rows is a male.) but i recently came upon a new method. when you lift your chick up by the head, if the legs stick straight down, it is a male. if the chick curls its legs up, its a female. its worked for me. try it!

  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    I'd rather not do this as it sounds cruel. None of the actual sexing methods that require you to hold the chicks in certain ways seem to be accurate.
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Very interesting. [​IMG]
  4. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I tried it and the next day the chick died from a broken back. My DH swears I killed it, and I cant say I diddnt. I will not do it again.
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Quote:Someone told me this method last week at tsc but he said the roo will fight / the hen will not.

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