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Yardmom

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May 3, 2018
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Three months ago I decided to fill my incubator after a fox took a few chicks and 2 roosters. After about a week I discovered that one side of the incubator was 5 degrees warmer than the other. I decided to split the difference and hope for the best. I think one of my old hens did not have fertile eggs, and I think several eggs were not successful due to the temperature issues, but 8 hatched. All 8 are pullets! Not sure if this is connected to female embryos being more hardy, or just luck (good for once)as I still have plenty adult roosters.
 

Aunt Angus

Crossing the Road
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I've heard theories that temps might influence the sex of chicks - that colder temps prevent males from developing and produce more females. Very interesting! Congrats on a good hatch!

I've always wanted to incubate, but I really don't want to rehome roosters. I could do a "bachelor pad" of all fellas, but I'm not set up for that just yet. Maybe in the future.

What breed? Pics???
 

Yardmom

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They are very mixed as far as breed. They are looking very colorful. Most of them have a little EE in their heritage as most of the eggs that hatched were green. A think 2 were brown. The rooster possibilities nclude a barred rock and a silver laced Wyandotte. As well as my mixes. I will see if my daughters have time to help with a photo shoot tonight.
 

Yardmom

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