sexing chicks (I know been done)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cheapcheap_jeepjeep, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I at Rural King today looking at chicks and you have to 25 at a time right ? Well not today they were 50 each so I wanted three girls to make an even 10 a home. I said but I want only girls. They had no clue but a farmer did. She take the chicks wings at spread them out if all the feathers are the same size it is male. and if the closer feathers to the body are short female. Well I trusted her and thought when i get home I will check my other chicks which I can tell what there are and she was RIGHT (so far). If any of you have been told this or different PLEASE let me know .
     
  2. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH SNAP!

    i posted about them at rural king earlyer in the week!

    might have to get some if they are still left
     
  3. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also know that our Farm and Fleet has chicks you can order up till April 13 and you will get them on May 9th.
     
  4. AmyAnnette

    AmyAnnette New Egg

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    Question: The wing as different levels of feathers.
    so, on a male, each level of feathers would all be the same size and the female would have a line feathers also, but in addition would have smaller feathers on top of that level. Is that what you mean?[​IMG]
     

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