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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:31 pm 
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does anyone know how to de sex chicks, to see if they are boys or girls.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:46 pm 
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You mean tell if they are male or female? That depends on the breed etc. One rule doesn't work for them all (unfortunately). The best way is to good clear photos in What is This Forum.

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ok, I have been told you could do it, but the person I was specking to could not remember how to do it, he said something about a nail and tie it on a piece of string and which way it spins it is a female or male, but he could not remember


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That is an old technique, similar to water divining, by which some (old timers) swore they could sex an egg. Some people also claim that they can sex a baby before it is born but swinging a pendulum over a pregnant mothers belly. I have seen the egg technique demonstrated but didn't see the proof in the the final results. I went home and tried it but didn't follow up on my predictions. You have a 50/50 chance of being right (or wrong) so being skeptical is reasonable.
We had 3 'old fella' diviners independently locate underground water in the same places (using wires) on our property before we successfully sank a bore at one of the locations. Two of them also advised us that at the preferred location there were 2 underground streams crossing, and that the lower one would be a better option. When we drilled - they were right.
Maybe some people have these skills. I suspect that most of us don't.

Medieval midwives and witches used to predict the sex of babies this way. I suspect that a few people lost their heads if the pendulum went the wrong way. They must have had some success to be able to continue doing it.


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