How do YOU sex a chick?

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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue May 01, 2018 1:52 am

Still better than what my dad told me to do. (BTW you sex rabbits the same way) He said to pick them up one at a time and gently shake them. If you can hear "their balls rattling" it is a boy.

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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Tue May 01, 2018 10:27 am

I was checking for spurs. Nugget, whom I caught eating the eggs and then caught laying one, tried to crow several times. I was so worried.

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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue May 01, 2018 1:05 pm

That won't always work. Some hens have spurs... especially if they have any game chicken in them.
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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by calendula » Tue May 01, 2018 4:08 pm

My mottled java hens have spurs, though they are much smaller than the rooster's.

Sexing chickens is illegal in WI, but if I were going to do it, I'd try giving him some sunflower seeds and clucking softly in his ear.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 pm

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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by dizzy » Tue May 01, 2018 5:42 pm

You had me there for a minute. Couldn't figure out why it would be illegal!

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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 am

Best video on the subject that I have ever seen! I had to save this one.

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Re: How do YOU sex a chick?

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm

Learning more about feather sexing. Females of many breeds at a day old show big feather, little feather, big feather, little feather on their wings and male wing feathers are all similar in size.

Dominiques have a sex linked trait.

http://dominiquechicken.com/home/breedi ... he-chicks/

Boys have a scattered headspot.

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Girls have a distinct headspot

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Girls also have darker legs. Girl on left boy on right.

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