Rooster vs. Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickentruck, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. chickentruck

    chickentruck New Egg

    Jan 27, 2010
    I am new at incubating. Is there a way to tell from the egg if you will get a rooster or a hen? I have heard the shape determines this, very rounded shape will produce a hen and football shaped will prduce a rooster. If there is no way to tell from the egg how can you tell once the chick has hatched? I would perfer not to hatch roosters.
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Sorry, but there is no way. When you find one tell me.[​IMG]
  3. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2007
    Williston, FL
    There's no way to tell from the egg, and the only ways to tell on chicks is if you are hatching certain breeds that can be sexed by color, breeds that can be feather sexed, or are proficient at vent sexing. Otherwise, you have to wait for them to grow out for a few weeks and start showing more specific gender characteristics.
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    This is as imposible , as saying that you can tell if a mother is having a girl or a boy by the shape of the belly

    can you tell ?

    even after hatch , for us who doesny know vent sexing it is imposible to tell a hen from a roos

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