U Can Sex your Chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nupine, May 22, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ok, I have seen this thing on ebay like a million times, have any of you tried it? How does it work? Is it one of those thing where you ask it a question and it either goes back and forth or in a circular motion? What in the world is it?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Something like a needle on a string type deal, an old wives tale. You do just as well flipping a quarter. The odds are 50/50 you'd be correct.
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Do you have a link or a picture?
  4. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    N Metro Atlanta
    I just saw something on the discovery channel just about 30 minutes ago on chick processing plants. They put these hours old babies on a conveyer belt shell and all. The babies fell through the cracks and then down another belt and dropped off into the shipping boxes. I almost cried. Poor babies!

    BUT they did show how they sex them. Look at their wing feathers. If they are all the same length it is a roo. If they are staggared long short, long short it is a hen. I thought it was so cool!

    Oh I just did a google search on it. It seems that this method used to determine the sex of newly hatched chicks is only possible if a female from a slow-feathering breed is crossed with a male from a fast-feathering breed. So I suppose it wouldn't work on all chicks. Oh well...
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    People will sell anything on Ebay to make a quick buck sometimes. I once saw an auction going for a jar filled with burnt cigarette butts and people were bidding. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    While this old wives tale has been around for many years, the odds are the same as pointing at them and guessing. 50/50


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