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. Buying straight run means that you are purchasing a chicken without knowing its sex, male or female, rooster or hen. I have noticed that many times when purchasing straight run you you will most likely get a rooster, as the sexting process will gather the most pullets into the pullets pile where the straight run gets the rest.
How to Sex Chickens: Male or Female, Hen or Rooster?
How To Sex Baby Chicks | Purina Animal Nutrition
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A re you wondering how to tell the sex of your chicks or slightly older chickens? The question of gender is important to many chicken keepers for a variety of reasons, most commonly because roosters are either not allowed in the neighborhood or not needed in a backyard flock. I hope this article helps you learn to distinguish male chicks from female chicks, cockerels from pullets and roosters from hens. When purchasing chickens from a hatchery or feed store, remember that even chicks being sold as female aka: sexed, pullets risk being male.
Mikelle Roeder, Ph. Backyard Poultry. Multi-Species Nutritionist. One of the most popular questions flock raisers have when raising baby chicks: Is my chick a pullet or cockerel? To help answer this question, several methods of sexing baby chicks exist, including sexing chicks by wing feathers, vent sexing and breeding sex link chickens.