Are they most likely to be brothers and sisters when ordering?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by ScoobyRoo, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    When you order a good quantity of chicks from a hatchery, will the chicks be from the same parents or are there so many at the hatcheries that the chances that you end up with siblings slim? I ordered 5 each of several varieties last year and I wondered if they were brothers and/or sisters. What is your thought?

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    No You will not have any worries about sibling breedings. They have so many roosters and hens to do that kind of job.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

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