sexing chicks at home?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsMac3973, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. MrsMac3973

    MrsMac3973 New Egg

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    I saw a man at the feed store today using a pencil hanging from a string as a divination tool of some sorts. I got a giggle from it, but failed to see any science to it.

    Does anyone hear use similar methods to sex their chicks from a straight run, or is there another way to do this without calling in a professional?

    Happy to hear back from you all!
    V.
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually use a crystal and tarot cards, but the pencil might work. [​IMG]
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Some breeds are sexable right from the start. There are some other sexing methods, I am currently running a little experiment on wing feather sexing chicks - it will be a while before I see the results, though.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  5. MrsMac3973

    MrsMac3973 New Egg

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    @Greymane - lol!

    @1muttsfan - looking forward to your results. :)
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. g2smil

    g2smil Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC from Northern Virginia! Hope you enjoy your chicks!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  9. supplyer

    supplyer New Egg

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    Try holding your chicks by there legs up side down.if they just relax they are hens.if they keep pulling there self back up and get fight they are roos
     
  10. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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