Sexing by checking vents, where's the bump?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheMainException, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. TheMainException

    TheMainException Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been trying to see if I could for sure see any sort of bumps in the vents of any of my chickens. But where exactly is this bump supposed to be? Dorsal, towards the spine, or ventral, towards the feet? I'd like to learn as much as I can about this so I can gain at least some level of skill in it.
     
  2. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From all i've read, vent sexing is somthing that requires lots of training.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It would make sense if it were towards the spine... but I wait till they are old enough to either crow or lay an egg.
     
  4. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you can vent sex older chicks. vent sexing is done the same day they hatch.
     
  5. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2

    i heard you can only tell when they were just hatched.

    you should be careful though you can hurt them if you are not careful....
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can only vent-sex day old chicks. And, really, pros (who have had proper training), are the only people that can do it correctly. Even then, they have a 10% chance of being wrong.
     
  7. TheMainException

    TheMainException Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh really? I didn't realize that once they are older vent sexing couldn't be done. Well, never mind that then.
     
  8. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I say the next time you have day old chicks or a hatch, try vent sexing them, put bands on the ones you think are boys and see how right or wrong you agree.... I'm a firm believe in being able to learn new skills, even if you have to teach yourself...
     
  9. TheMainException

    TheMainException Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sweet! That's a great idea! I love learning new stuff, but finding a teacher isn't always easy.
     

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