sexing chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by streemers, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just saw this on you tube and couldnt beleave it!!
     
  2. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that method only works if the chicks are sex linked hybrids, so it probably won't work unless your chicks were specifically breed to have those sex linked feather genes.
     
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bacchus is right. They only have feathers like that if they are breed that way. It doesn't work for most of the breeds.

    There was another thread on the topic a week or so ago.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=120543

    There is a Dirty Jobs video you can also find on youtube that shows the vent sexing that is used for a lot of the other breeds when they are sexed at a day old in the hatcheries.
     
  4. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was just shocked at how they are dropped from 1 thing to another. guess it is safe to start juggling chicks lol jusy kiddin
     
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    After watching the video I read somewhere the males are sent to be turned into animal feed. I know it happens, but I can't watch that one anymore.
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it! there is 1 worse then that right next to that video called sexing pullits i think and it was readdy bad they where sexing the and tossing them down a shoot![​IMG]
     

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