watch and learn as chickens hatch.. also sexing of chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdypat, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. jdypat

    jdypat Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Wow, they are really rude to the chicks...just tossing them around might break a bone.
    But, the sexing part just to let you know (from lots of research) only works for 1-3 day ols chicks.

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2008
    Thanks for posting that, I had no idea how the hatcheries worked. I'm more tempted not buying mine from a hatchery. They didn't treat those chickies very good at all. Doesn't that hurt them when they get tossed like that?
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Feather sexing only works on certain breeds.

    There are three ways to determine gender of day old chicks.

    Feather sexing - in certain breeds the wing feather length varies by gender

    Sex-link/color sexing - chicks bred to be one color if girls, another if boys

    Vent sexing - for all other chicks.

    Sorry, but feather and color sexing do not work in a lot of the breeds - only those particuarly bred for it.

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