11 Ways to Figure out if Chicks are Male or Female | Fresh Eggs Daily®
When I have a little brooder full of chicks, I love to know whether I have a little cockerel or pullet. In fact, I have spent many years trying to find the best way to determine who is who in my young flocks. It is advantageous to know which sex my peeps are if I decide to sell them, sort, or introduce them to my flock. If I am going to sell, typically, a pullet will go for a few more dollars than a rooster, so rather than selling straight run, I like to tell new owners what they are getting.
How to Sex Chickens: 5 Methods To Determine Hen Or Rooster
One question I get asked fairly often is 'Is this a hen or a rooster? Generally, that's not an easy question to answer. Of course you can always make your best guess. You can easily injure a chick if you don't know what you are doing, so vent sexing is best left to the professionals. Vent sexing involves squeezing the feces out of the chick, which opens up the chick's vent and lets the sexer see if the chick has a small "bump".
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