Sexing baby chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by 2QBs, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. 2QBs

    2QBs New Member

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    Hi guys. We are new here. I'm sure this question's been asked a bunch, but any tips on sexing baby chicks? We have just started incubating our eggs and it would be a big help to be able to tell our gals from the guys.
     
  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Some you can tell by color, some you can look at feathering on the wings the first 1-3 days. Some you can feel the skull for a depression or a ridge bump. What breed cause a lot depends on the breed.
     

  3. realsis

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    Hi and welcome! I'm new at this also. But I know that for sex linked chicks it's color and some it's the wing, as said earlier. It all depends on there breed. So breed is important with there sexing. I have two female baby silkie chicks I got DNA tested and one straight run. The DNA tests can be done with a feather for as little as 12.00 and free kit. I was looking into this one lab that had a turn around of two days pretty fast! So you can do something like that if you want to know sex. I know silkies are very hard to sex. So it's up to you but if you look online you can find places that are really cheap.
     
  4. BantamHero

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    Look at there wings and it well tell you if you have a pullet or cockerel :)
     
  5. profwirick

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    that is so fascinating! wish I had known when I got mine. (now they are two and a half months)
     
  6. BantamHero

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    I've been doing this sense I was 6! And it's pretty cool what you can find out about them!!
     
  7. Sandy

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    Does this work on just certain breeds? I always end up with more cockerels than pullets:mad: even when I hatch my own. Incubator malfunction sent temps soaring one time and lost all but one that I was able to save. He's very healthy and handsome:rolleyes:
     
  8. BantamHero

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    It really does work, many hatcheries try this technique on almost all chicken breeds! But if you wait to long you won't be able to tell :)
     
  9. 2QBs

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    Wow! Great tip! We will give the feather thing a try.
     
  10. Energyvet

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    Theres an app called Picken Chicken. It's great for details like what breeds can be wing feather sexed. Might be worth a look.
     
  11. LeslieB

    LeslieB New Member

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    Identifying Pullets and Cockerels

     
  12. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Is this an apple app? I can't seem to find it.
     
  13. jasmin

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    Pickin Chicken - spelled slightly differently. It's $2.99 to buy. :)
     
  14. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Thanks, I found it. It is an iPhone app, I was looking under iPad apps. :)
     
  15. Vanessasilkies

    Vanessasilkies New Member

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    I thought Picken chicken was a game lol
     
  16. LeslieB

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    Picken Chicken App

    Thanks for the info. You need to have an Ipad, pod or phone for this app. so I will get my son to download it for me on his Ipad. Looks neat, and something kids will like...

    Thanks again,

    Leslie
    :)
     
  17. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    It's a lot of fun when you're just starting out.
     
  18. CarlaJoRyan

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    Picken Chicken

    I cannot find the app for this :(
     
  19. gotchicks

    gotchicks New Member

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    It's spelled Pickin Chicken. Wonder why they dont have Golden Comets. Are there another names for them?
     
  20. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Try red sex linked.....