sexing baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by katmae77, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. katmae77

    katmae77 Out Of The Brooder

    Okay maybe I'm insane but I'm starting to see a pattern and be able to sex my chicks when hey hatch based on the thickness of their legs. The chicks that hatch with thick legs from my last two hatches have all been boys, and the ones with slender legs have been girls. I actually marked the last batch to test it. Has anyone else noticed this? The breeds are all different andsome are standard and some are bantams but it always works for me. Kathy
     
  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a good indicator. Also, if you turn the chick over and look at the vent and squeeze a little dookie out of it, the males are supposed to have a little bump there. A loop helps. That said, I never was any good at it myself, but the people I learned it from were.

    Now if I could just figure out how the sex the eggs, the roosters could go straight to the skillet and the hens to the incubator.

    Rufus
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you figure out how to sex that egg, clue me in please. [​IMG]
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I know how to sex an egg


    hang some thing metal or magnetic
    over the egg, your keys would be good.
    give your keys a tiny tap and if the keys
    keep mooveing for about i min its a boy
    but if its hardly mooveing its a girl


    I would tell you more details but
    I have to jet
     
  5. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know how to sex an egg


    hang some thing metal or magnetic
    over the egg, your keys would be good.
    give your keys a tiny tap and if the keys
    keep mooveing for about i min its a boy
    but if its hardly mooveing its a girl

    I've heard that as well......and it's right 50 per cent!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Can I get you to look at my chickens legs please. [​IMG]
    Just hit the esther winnie link in my signiture, I'll be watching for your evaluation [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2007

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