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Paper plane method to sexing chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stellas mommy, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told by someone who raises a lot of chicks, that her fav method was the paper plane method. Its where you make a paper plane, and fly it over your chicks heads. If they duck their girls, if they poke their heads up its a boy.

    Has anyone tried/herd of this before?
     
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    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I predict it has a 100% success rate with a 50% +/- margin for error.
     
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  4. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Must have been a meteorologist that came up with that method! Lol
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds about as accurate as the eenie-meenie-miney-mo method!
     
  6. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    I've heard of things like it, but unless it's a sex-link or vent sexed, it's as accurate as flipping a coin.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:no kidding!
     
  8. tbridegroom

    tbridegroom Out Of The Brooder

    I got a 6 inch piece of Cooper wire with a cork on one end and rope on the other u hold it over ne animal or human by the string if he swings back and forth its a male if it goes in a circle its a female ....ive tested it on horses dogs cats and people it hasn't been wrong yet !!!
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I throw a treat in the air and the first one to catch it is a pullet. I have been right 50% of the time.

    I kid. This does sound like one of those things like holding them upside down, dangling a string, etc. 50% margin of error in each case, I say.
     
  10. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several hatches ago I tried tossing a paper plate to see who ducked. It's hard to watch them all at once and they move so fast, you can't tell who ducked or didn't. After a couple of tries, they all just stood there watching the plate.

    Now I just use the wait and see method.
     

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