...or old husbands' tales, too. Lately I've read several old wives' tales (about chickens, eggs, etc.) here on BYC. Do you have any? Do they work? Do you have a theory why? Who told you? My fellow Chicken Lady friend says she can tell males from females by passing her hand over one day old chicks (she says it only works on new babies)... hens duck down but roos still stand tall... hens hiding from flying predators?... roos on alert and ready to protect? That's mine... let's hear yours!