Vent sexxing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by belibutn, May 5, 2008.

  1. belibutn

    belibutn Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    East TN
    I wasn't sure if this should go here or in the raising baby chicks section...

    Anyway, I saw a Dirty Jobs episode where he goes to McMurray's and talks to a feather sexer and a vent sexer. As .... odd and disturbing as it seemed at first, it seems to me the only real ways of figuring it out early on.

    I was wondering, have any of you ever attempted vent sexing on your new hatches, or just trying to figure out if the hatchery did it right, or what your straight run will end up being?

    here's the clip if anyone is interested in it. It's kinda cool.
    AOL Video site
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    There's a book called, Sexing All Fowl, Baby Chicks, Game Birds, Cage Birds by Loyl Stromberg that you could read.
    (I haven't...yet).
    The chicken sexers pay lots of $$ to learn the techniques which were developed by the Japanese. They learn by examining the adult birds first and work their way down to day-olds.
  3. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    "just a couple of guys squeezing the crap out of chicks" lol
    So can you sex older chicks?
  4. belibutn

    belibutn Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    East TN
    I have no idea. I figure that I will give it a go when I get my order in. I'll practice on the ones that are supposed to be layers, then check all the cornish rock chicks as well, and put a lil pink or blue band on thier legs or something designating the sex I think they are. It'll just take a few weeks to find out if I was right or not.
  5. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Songster

    May 26, 2007
    OM Gosh.... the way they toss the chicks........I guess they are pretty resilient!!!! I've got to know did anyone try this???? can you try it on two week olds???

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