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Question

Hey just want to know if anyone knows someone in the Limerick/Kerry area that can sex chickens for me. There only 4days old atm. I can't seam to find anyone and I have a good few to sex?

Thanks

Tracy
Thursday, June 17th, 2021

If you are talking about vent sexing then forget it, takes many years of training and can do a lot of damage if you don't know what you are doing.
Auto sexing breeds or wait for comb development are the only safe way to sex chicks.

nama-man
Saturday, June 19th, 2021

I found information online about sexing chicks and one of the ways was to look at the wings. So a hen chicks wings go all the way down her body to the tail and cockerels have shorter wings that only go half way down the body.

I was sceptical about using this method but it worked for me. I was able to identify baby cockerels from the hens at about 2 weeks.

Hope it helps.

linmad
Monday, June 21st, 2021

Crow or egg basically!!!!!

nama-man
Monday, June 21st, 2021

Wing sexing only works on some breeds.

vmulvany
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021


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