Sexing dayolds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BenDecker, Aug 1, 2011.

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    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Some chicks can be sexed at hatch based on their coloration. Of the breeds that can't, almost any new chick can be sexed by checking the vent. This is a special skillset and while it may be possible to learn it by photographs, the best way to learn would have to be with an experienced vent sexer (IMO). Its not a skill I ever learned but if there is someone here who has learned how to do it, perhaps they'd be willing to share. I would be careful about trying it though as it is also possible to injure them by poking and squeezing too much in that sensitive area.
     
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  4. Nicole01

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    [​IMG] Hi and welcome to BYC! There are trained professionals who vent sex day old chicks at hatcheries as the poster above stated. Some chicks can be feathered sex, but I don't know if the chick your inquiring can be feather sexed looking at the feathers on the wings. Sometimes it takes a few weeks to determine sex by comb and wattle size/color. Good luck.
     
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    i heard somewhere that if you hold them by their neck skin that if the legs pull up its a girl and hang its a boy. i don't know about that though just a thought.
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