sexing chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GwenReaper, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had people tell me 2 different ways to sex a chicken. I want to know if anyone has heard about these or if these would even work.

    First one is sexing when they are a couple days old to a month-ish. By there wings. It you spread out its wing if the feathers are the same length all the way down then its a roo. If you see that half are long and half are a tad shorter then its a hen. I had several RIR chicks that were the same age and I saw differences in the wings, so it seemed like it could be true.

    Second one- Sounds gross but wiping there butts. Wipe up and if the vent(?) puckers or winks at you then its a hen. and if you wipe and nothing happens then its a roo.

    I have tried both of these but my chickens are a little young to tell anything right now until I hear a crow or get an egg.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I have heard of the sexing my wing feathers but I have no clue how it's done. Never heard the one about the vent though. The most accurate method is vent sexing them as day olds!!

    Missi
     

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