Sexing baby chicks

jellis

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Feb 10, 2009
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How do you sex baby chicks? Or is there a way to tell? the chicks are 1-3 days old
 
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freddy22

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i have read somewhere when they are babies, that you can squeeze them and look at their vents....if there is a small bump on the bottom of the vent area it is a boy, if not it is a girl....this can be very hard to tell.....and by the way the squeezing does not hurt the chick,,,if you do it right
 

Farm Frenzy

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Dec 16, 2008
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Some breeds you can tell by their feathers. ONLY SOME BREEDS THOUGH!!! Girls have two rows of wing feathers, and boys only have one. What breeds those are...I don't know.
 
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freddy22

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yes that is correct, and some a sexlinks have noticable markings on their bodies when born.....you can tell by leg color, white/black spots on their heads....barred rocks share this quality
 

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