true or wives tale?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Straubby, May 19, 2010.

  1. Straubby

    Straubby In the Brooder

    May 12, 2010
    new hampshire,ohio
    i was recently told that if you put a finger on each side of a chicks head where it meets the neck and hold if it fights alot its a hen and if it just kind of sits there roo? i tried it and came out with results that are the same as my guesses but just wondered if this was just an old wives tale.anyone ever heard of this?
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I've heard of laying them on their back in your hands & if they struggle they are male if they sit there they are hens...
  3. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    Well, I suppose you have a 50% chance of it working!
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    It's a wives tale. 50% chance of it working! [​IMG]
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I heard just the oppostie. I gave it a try.Out of 6 two were roos.
  7. silkieowner

    silkieowner Songster

    Apr 17, 2010
    LOL laying them on there backs well if thats the case i have 12 roosters hehe only 1 hen will sit there in my arms on its back. I believe its a wives tale.
  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Definitely a wives tale! I've tried everything out there as far as wives tales go and I never get it right! I thought for sure I had it right on a little baby I have now, but now he is getting bigger, stronger and more red! He used to lay so nice in my hand, I was sure he was a girl!! lol!
  9. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    We go by a 100% method and it has never been wrong. It is very simple if the bird crows it is a roo, if it lays an egg it is a hen. Never has failed yet... [​IMG]
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Not so!! I have a hen that crows!!

    But I don't have a roo that lays eggs, lol

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