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Vent Sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MonkeyZero, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hi

    Well, If these eggs under my broody ever will hatch [​IMG] (I CANT WAIT!!!)[​IMG] [​IMG] Then I may need help sexing them. If I have any roos, I can sale them to my neighbors. Maybe $2 each roo? So I wanted to know how to vent sex. Is it hard? Any pain to the chicks? help
     
  2. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    anyone? i wonder if It will be hard to do?
     
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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    From the little I know of vent sexing, it takes a lot of experience. If it were me, I wouldn't rely on my ability to figure out the sex that way. I am a chicken newbie though so maybe someone else will be able to help.
     
  4. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie too, but I have read a lot about sexing the chicks. Vent sexing is very hard to do. Essentially, you squeeze the chicks crap out and take a gander inside. If there is a bump, it is a boy, and if not, a girl. It is not recommended for someone who does not know what they are doing. You can easily squeeze the chick to death or break some bones. I would wait until they got older and check for the tell-tale signs!
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I read vent sexing takes a trained eye since there are 15 variations of "bump or no bump"
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    Krista
     
  6. dada_jeep

    dada_jeep New Egg

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    isn't there also a way to tell by wing feather length as hatchlings?
     

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