Sexing chicks experiment results

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by suzeqf, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Last year I had a horrible time with straight run chicks I picked all boys so this year when I got chicks at Buchiets I only picked out of the pullet bin but wanted a few more that were straight run and the boy helping me said he knew the trick to telling the boys from the girls. He said that if you hold the chicks in you hand on their back and rub their belly and they pull their legs up they are girls and if they stretch them out they are boys and I think he said he had 100 chicks and aroudn 75 were girls and 25 were boys so I thought what the heck I had heard all the old wives tales so why not give it a shot. I'm very please to report that out of 6 straight run in my 7 week old pen I only have one roo and i'm think that I may just have one one in my baby polish pen also chewie is sporting quite the mohawk and the others have cotton balls

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