Any chance I'll get a hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bryan8, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my last order I got 10 rir packing peanuts. 3 of my cornish rocks died so ideal is sending me replaements but they said I will probally get around 20 packing peanuts. So out of theses 30 chicks do
    you think I may get a hen or two?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The way I look at it, sexing is only 90% accurate at best. Still, if they can mistakingly sex a cockerel as a pullet, the reverse should also be true; sexed as a cockerel, but actually a pullet.
    So there's a chance, but I'd say it's a slim one.
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     
  4. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is alot of roo's! Unfortunately...
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they now?
     
  6. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Under a week
     
  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are "packing peanuts" always sexed roos? I've seen the term used and figured out it means extras they throw in an order for whatever reason--are they always leftover roos, or are they "compensation" chicks in case of loss? If they're always roosters, what on earth do you do with them all?
     
  8. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most are leftover roos. Many ppl. raise them for the freezer or rehome them when they get bigger.
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I Agree
     

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