Sexing eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KirstieJG, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be very devastated if this method is correct. I just picked up 16 eggs from a breeder and only about 4 were roundish. I really hope I have more females than that.
     
  2. leliadax

    leliadax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think after the 2 incubators hatch here in the next few weeks Im going to try only the round end eggs AND Im gonna hold the temp. down as low as possible to see what I get. My birds lay both round and pointy and hatch best for me at 102* dry till lockdown. This is a fun experiment!!! I am also feeding my 7month old girls cayenne pepper just started today!!! I love hearing the "myths"...yall know they got started somehow!!!!
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    If they hatch best at 102 your thermostat and thermometers are off.
     
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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Please, any of you who are noting egg shape and setting accordingly, keep detailed records, and post your results!!!
     
  5. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    Cool! Next year I will try this, it will give me an excuse to hatch more eggs [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    But, of course it will!!! My stats have gone from 40% pullets to 60% pullets with egg shape selection.
     
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  7. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    That's one of the things I love about BYC, nobody tries to talk me out of getting/hatching more birds [​IMG]
     
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  8. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a disease, we encourage treatment. LOL
     
  9. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    I can't wait to buy an incabater and try this... I think I will sort eggs by the bird that lays them then seperate for the slight differences of space from tip to width!!!! Hopefully sooner than later.
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    That's OK. If you know it is off by 2 degrees or so, then that works for you.
     
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