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Tips and tricks on sexing chicks!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5SweetChicks, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure if there is already a fourm out there on this or not. But I'd like to have this fourm filled with tips and tricks on sexing chicks or any chicken. I sometimes have trouble sexing my chickens and I think it would be great to have a fourm filled with ways to sex your chickens on your own.

    If there is already a fourm for this maybe you could kindly let me know and put a link to it.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at a thread like this the other day. It said that if you picked a chick up by the scruff of their necks, males raised their legs and females left them dangling. Of course, a lot of people disagreed on that. I think its based on luck.
     
  3. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that if you hold a chicken and flip it upside down that if their tail feathers fan out that they are hen, if not then they are a rooster. (Only works with chicks 2 months and older)
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are several ways to sex a chick and some are more accurate and difficult than others.. The parents need to genetically engineered to be color sexed and feather sexed.

    - Color sexing (sex link chicks.. Example red chicks girl, white chicks boys ** Easiest
    - Feather sexing (different length of feathers determine sex) **Intermediate
    - Vent sexing (look into vent.. ) ** Difficult

    Also there are some tell tale signs when they get a bit older like large red combs and feathering patterns.
     

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