Tag Archives: Chicken Sexing

What to Do with Unwanted Roosters

What to Do with Unwanted Roosters

It’s a problem every chicken keeper eventually faces: What to do with unwanted roosters. If you purchase chicks, or hatch your own, you’ll have this problem sooner rather than later. Even sexed chicks that are sold as pullets (young hens) almost invariably include one or more cockerels (young roosters). If you end up with more… Read More »

Scientists Use Laser Spectroscopy to Sex Chicken Embryos

Scientists Use Laser Spectroscopy to Sex Chicken Embryos

A team of researchers from the Dresden University of Technology and the University of Leipzig has developed an innovative new way to sex chicks before they hatch. The technique is 95 percent effective, and could potentially eliminate the need for commercial poultry operations to cull millions of day-old male chicks each year.   So how… Read More »

The Mysterious Minds of Chicken Sexers

The Mysterious Minds of Chicken Sexers

Large chicken farms see thousands of chicks hatch every day. Once they’re hatched, the farms have to determine their sex as quickly as possible before they can be sorted and sent to their respective destinations. Unfortunately, judging the sex of baby chickens is no easy task.     Chicken sexers must rely on their intuitions… Read More »