Sterilizing Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by trinidarrin, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. trinidarrin

    trinidarrin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, i just wanna find out if anyone could tell me how to make my poultry chicks infertile. I want them to grow but not breed. tanks
     
  2. luvmychixandducks

    luvmychixandducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of threads on this site dealing with caponizing roosters.
    Go to the top of the forum navigator and enter the word caponizing or capons.
    Some really good how to sites with pictures are then identified for you.
    It does not look like a difficult procedure to me.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Get just hens and you will not have to worry about them breeding.

    Caponizing requires a certain amount of skill, and there is a learning curve - read that as casualities.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you don't want chicks, don't incubate the eggs. If you don't want them to mate, don't have roosters. Forget caponizing. That is something completely different than you're asking for.
     
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  5. Yoke

    Yoke Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you still want eggs?
     
  6. trinidarrin

    trinidarrin Out Of The Brooder

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    Are their neting less in humane?? like sumthing to feed dem wit?
     
  7. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, nothing has ever been developed to make chickens infertile because the reason the world in general raises chickens is to have eggs to eat.
    Basic biology: if there is no rooster, there is no fertilized egg and no chick to grow. Hens will continue to lay eggs just as women continue to ovulate monthly whether or not there are men in their lives.
    If you do have roosters with hens and the eggs are fertilized, they STILL WON"T HATCH unless they are incubated/heated for 3 weeks.
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Huh?
     
  9. gboston1970

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    Hang them by the feet at 2:07 A.M., for exactally 9 min, then place them on Jamacian hand sewn basket facing south, and if the sun comes up behind them then you know they are steril.

    P.S. it usually only works in the month of Febuary, Lucky you that its leap year and you have a extra day.
     
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  10. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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