Reading Time: 9 minutes. By Don Schrider — Whether at the feed store choosing day-old chicks or hatching our own, all of us would probably enjoy knowing how to tell the sex of baby chicks to determine which are cockerels and which are pullets as soon as possible. Over the past years there have been many methods developed for how to tell the sex of baby chicks; some methods proved haphazard, some have proven quite effective. Before we take a look at the methods, it is important to remember the role chance can play in our success in learning how to tell the sex of baby chicks. Under normal conditions, a group of chicks generally hatch with percent males and percent females.
How to Sex Chickens: 5 Methods To Determine Hen Or Rooster
This post contains affiliate links. For more information click here. Many of us who keep backyard chickens raise them from hatchlings or day old chicks. And, sometimes our curiosity gets the better of us and we wonder whether these fluffy little ones will grow up to be clucky hens or crowing roosters.
Chicken Sexing - How To Determine The Gender Of Your Chickens
The Happy Chicken Coop. When I have a little brooder full of chicks, I love to know whether I have a little cockerel or pullet. It is advantageous to know which sex my peeps are in case I decide to sell them, sort, or introduce 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 be able to tell new owners what they are getting.
Mikelle Roeder, Ph. Backyard Poultry. Multi-Species Nutritionist.