Want to hatch some chicks, but cannot have a rooster.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Peep Peeper, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Peep Peeper

    Peep Peeper Out Of The Brooder

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    My 7 year old really wants to hatch some chicks (and so do I), but we absolutely cannot keep a rooster in my neighborhood. Is there any way to sex a fertilized egg? I'm 99% sure the answer is no, but I'm asking anyway out of desperation. Lol.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    No, unfortunately not. Sorry! Would it be possible for you to make some arrangements for any male chicks you do hatch? Someone that can take them and give them a good home?
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I chose eggs to hatch choosing the most beautiful blue round egg ever, hoping for a girl. It was a boy.
     
  4. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason people arent allowed to have roosters is because of the noise.. The good thing about roosters is they are edible.. If he grows up and starts crowing, put him in a pot.. Hatching is awesome, but roosters happen 50% of the time
     
  5. fionnandeburca

    fionnandeburca Out Of The Brooder

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    No way to sex them. Don't fall for the magnetic sexers on eBay, they don't work
     
  6. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    of course,m Silly. Blue is for boys! You should have hatched a pink egg.
     
  7. fionnandeburca

    fionnandeburca Out Of The Brooder

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    good one LOL
     
  8. Autumn D

    Autumn D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could always try to hatch another kind of fowl, maybe ducks or quail? if you really want chickens you could buy pullets when those eggs hatch and put them together.
     

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