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post #121 of 123
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Originally Posted by Guitartists View Post

Pointy eggs are roos


First egg hatched is a roo


Temp in the bator can control the sex of the chicks

Lol if the first two were true then my first hatched chick Margey is one confused little boy who loves to lay eggs XD and my hen Spring must not really be a hen! She came out of a pointed egg...
post #122 of 123
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Originally Posted by BaileyMChicks View Post

I think this is actually true.  This year I let my hen hatch out 5 chicks in May, and all 5 chicks turned out to be hens.  Then I let my hen hatch 2 chicks in June, and I got one hen and one rooster.  Then I let another hen hatch out 3 eggs the end of July/beginning of August, and I got 2  hens and I rooster.  I would much rather play it safe by letting my hens hatch out chicks in spring and early summer, and early-to-mid fall.  Hotter temperatures seems to produce more roosters, at least in the 10 chicks I've had hatch out.  I'll have to test this theory next year, to get more data to see if it's really true.  

Funnily enough I've hatched twice in early spring and although the hatch rates themselves were low due to shipped eggs the three chicks that did hatch were all girls ;-)

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #123 of 123
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Originally Posted by appps View Post

Funnily enough I've hatched twice in early spring and although the hatch rates themselves were low due to shipped eggs the three chicks that did hatch were all girls ;-)

See! It's true! XD lol. That lady was onto something..
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