Saturday, 5 July 2008

Sexing Chickens



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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great newsletter with so much useful information.

Gina said...

Thanks! :-)

bonnie jourdan said...

what a wonderful newsletter and info from real chicken lovers. I spend lots of time reading the newsletter and even after 30 years of raising chickens, I still learn something new every time. Keep up the good work on this fantastic website. And thank you.

Gina said...

Thank you - that means a lot.

Anonymous said...

This was not useful at all! you didn't even explain the proper sexing method. Look at their wings, then it will become clear what sex they are.

Gina said...

Feather sexing is just one method of sexing chicks and only works with breeds that have been specifically bred so that there is a difference in the wing tips - that is not all breeds (in fact hardly any). There are several other methods of sexing chicks including simply looking at the colour they were born if they are sex-linked breeds such as Golden Comets - again though that is a method of sexing which only works if you have the breeds that were bred for that.

The video does refer to an earlier post that has some specific tips and signs which you may find useful, but it is specifically about seperating the pullets from the cockerels in standard breeds where there isn't an obvious way of doing so at birth. Many people are left trying to guess. There is a 'case study' element to this video which hopefully makes it interesting and useful to some.