vent sexing please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raymondjames, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chirping

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    one of my chicks has become VERY comfortable with me, and will willingly let me hold him/her and pet him/her. The other one... not so much but that doesnt matter [​IMG]
    anyways since their too old for faether sexing, does anybody have successful experience in vent sexing. I dont even know where to find its butt [​IMG] and was wondering if anybody could point me in the right direction so i can know their gender.
    thanks in advance!!

    random update!: YAY im out of the brooder!! 50 posts
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

  2. Erica

    Erica Songster

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    Hi raymondjames,

    unfortunately vent sexing can only be done when chicks are day old. It's a complicated business and takes many years to learn (apparently). [​IMG]

    If you keep an eye on the combs you can often tell at 3 weeks of age, because boy combs will be wider and have started to pink up (if it's a red-combed bird) whereas girls' combs will still be yellow. This only works at week 3, then it too becomes harder to tell.

    Good luck!
     
  3. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chirping

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    well their geting close because their one week old... wish vent sexing worked anytime
     

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