Sexing chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MakNat, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how to sex chicks. Is it true that the pointier eggs are the roos??
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The only way to sex chicks is to vent sex (look inside the vent for the sex organ, which is not easy), feather sex, down color sex (if they're bred sex linked) or wait 4-5 weeks for the roosters combs to show some red.

    Feather sexing can only be done if the breeding stock is matched up appropriately (fast feathering over slow feathering).
     
  3. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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