Posts tagged ‘poultry’

October 10, 2013

Feather sexing chicks

Did you know some breeds of chickens can be feather sexed with good accuracy?

They say feather sexing can be done between 1-3 days old. I prefer feather sexing between 3-5 days old (day 4-5, for me, being ideal on the tinier chicks from small pullet eggs and day 2-3 for regular size chicks). I have only feather sexed layers of some breeds but have done so with pretty good accuracy.

I’ve compiled a few websites on feather sexing:

http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/

http://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/chick-sexing-techniques/

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/poultry/care-and-husbandry/chicken-sexing

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/poultry/care-and-husbandry/chicken-sexing

And once you’ve read through those, try your hand! http://www2.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/Feather_sexing_practice.html

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July 18, 2013

Farm and Garden Photos

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