15/15 pullet chicks hatched - What are the odds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SeaHen, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. SeaHen

    SeaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three of my banty hens hatched out 3 separate clutches of eggs this fall and all 15 chicks are pullets! The first 6 hatched in early September, the following 4 in late September, and the last 5 in mid-October. They are all crosses of various breeds and many of the eggs were "stolen" by the banties from my other standard-sized hens. Is this just incredible luck or is there some scientific explanation for getting all girls? Would it have anything to do with the weather or temperature? In the past the scales have been decidedly tipped towards roosters, and the only difference I can think of is that the hens usually set much earlier in the year, like spring and summer. Curious to know your thoughts!

    Robin in OR
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you are blessed!
     
  3. red rosecomb

    red rosecomb Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG, I'm so jealous [​IMG] . My pekin has hatched 9 chicks and only 2 are hens. [​IMG]

    Murphy's Law I guess [​IMG]

    You are definetly blessed!!!!!
     
  4. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that the female decides the sex of the chicks not the male as in most animals. I also read of some data that said the better diet also caused more females in birds. I feed a higher protein feed this spring and got two females to one male in my hatch. you need to take care of that banty she is one in a million!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know, but I wouldn't be complaining! [​IMG]
     
  6. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I call it VERY LUCKY! :) Treat that little hen well, She's awesome!
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you were wanting a roo. LMBO Seems like when someone is hoping for a roo, they end up with pullets and vice versa. Congrats...and if I were you, I'd get a lotto ticket [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    That is so kool! I would keep her having babies if I were you!
     
  10. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luck and the grace of God.
     

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