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Baby roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dustieburk, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Is it odd to get mostly roosters when you hatch chicks? I have hatched about two medium sized groups of chicks and a little more than half were roosters.
     

  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

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    Nope. It's just luck of the draw. People talk about most hatches being roughly 50/50 (law of averages), but that's not a guarantee. If you look around the forum, you'll see people bemoaning hatches that were overwhelmingly cockerels.
     
  3. LipsChicks

    LipsChicks Chirping

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    I think a lot of it is chance. I dont incubate my own but I've noticed sometimes when I purchase chick, sometimes I'll get mostly pullets and the next time or next breed I'll get mostly roosters. I ordered 5 Phoenix chicks and 4 were roosters. That's a jackpot because the roosters are gorgeous! Good luck!
     
  4. rainbowrooster

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    Its just the luck of the draw. Seems like you tend to get more of what you don't want
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    Hah! That's more like a written Law of the Universe than luck of the draw!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd have been thrilled with a little over half in 2014. I think I hit 85% cockerels.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Lots of meat for your freezer, then, huh?
     

  8. ThePRfan

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    Its not odd.I mean lots of time people hatch cocks other then pullets.
     
  9. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chirping

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    I usually get about 1/3 males from a hatch. My last hatch under a hen was 8 out of these two are cockerels for sure
     
  10. hatch08

    hatch08 In the Brooder

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    I want all roosters so I usually end up with a bunch of pullets we eat
     

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