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unique sexing of chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Georgia Nana, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An old farmer told me today that the best way of sexing newborn baby chicks is to..." Gently pick a chick up by the head. If it tucks its feet under itself, it's a hen; if it strikes with its feet, it's a rooster." Has anybody ever heard such???
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, this method s very frequently used and is generally 50% effective. [​IMG]
     
  3. Georgia Nana

    Georgia Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...won't depend on it![​IMG]
     
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    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

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