sexing chicks using a magnet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenmamalp, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone ever heard of this or do this??????
    If it's a girl it will go in a circle and if it's a boy will swing back and fourth.
    You hold it over their head , the magnet is attached to a string!!!
  2. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I'm sure there was someone on eBay selling magnets on string claiming it could sex your chicks.

    If anything, I think it's an old wives tale, and wont work.
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    It goes back to using a Pendulum to sex babies... I havent tried it but I can't see where it would hurt to try.. Maybe mark the chicks and keep records .. Can't hurt to try...
  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    You will be right about half the time
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
  7. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought some chicks last night and that is what the lady used.
    She held it over my daughter's head and then my son after I picked my new babies....... and it worked. on them.............Wierd:idunno
  8. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    She knew which kid she was hanging it over and moved the pendulum to fit. She may not have even realized she was doing it; she's probably convinced herself that it works and her desire to have it work affects how she moves it over known girls and boys.

    These are all old wives tales. They aren't any better than guessing.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  9. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    I have a bridge to sell, interested?
  10. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    The old wifes tail I've seen, was done by hanging a needle on a string. Same concept! You can sex most chicks by there wing feathers. You have to do it while there between 2 & 4 days old. You tube it, you can see how it's done.

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