Sexing chicks???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwatts, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If all goes well and I hatch my eggs, is there a good method of sexing chicks? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone
     
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on what breed they are.
     
  4. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a big mixture. Rir,barred rocks, EE, speckled Sussex. And a bunch of mutts.
     
  5. jruhle

    jruhle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of a couple methods which don't involve looking at their butt. First one is the size of the wing feathers when they are a day or 2 old. If the feathers are all even length its a rooster, if they are 2 different lengths its a hen. Another is you pick up the chick with the legs dangling. If it lets its legs hang down, a hen. If it pulls its legs up and kicks, a rooster. Not sure how accurate these methods are but some people swear by it. Hope I helped!
     
  6. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    It really really hard to sex chick, i too have heard that the leg dangling is quite reliable because thats how pet stores can tell the sex, but who know completley untill they are older, i have also heard if you look at the wing feathers, if they are pointed they are roo's
    Good Luck to you!
     

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