Silly question regarding sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rocky Top Chick, May 14, 2009.

  1. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there not a way to determine Roos vs. hens by looking for reproduction organs. I have never seen this discussed before on the forum, but thought about it this am. Thanks,
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    It is possible to vent sex, where you squeeze their manure out and look at the anatomy of the interior vent. Supposedly it is very difficult to do unless you've been trained in it, but those trained in it are fairly accurate.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    their organs are on the inside. people trained to vent sex can sex them at hatch and forward.

    males do not have any part of their repro organs that protrude from the body. the male touches his vent to the female's vent. (called a cloaca kiss)

    hope this is helpful.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can easily injure a chick badly trying to vent sex without knowing what you are doing! I've seen it done and the pressure on just the right spot has to be precise.
     
  5. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Ms. Jayne,

    That was the answer I was looking for.
     

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