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Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by sumi, Aug 26, 2015.
Your hens will be grasping the feathers on their backs
Some chicken's are sexed at day 1.. they are hatched & are different colors. . Greenfire Farms has some.. bielefelder's are just one. They are dual purpose & great egg layer's.
I've been experimenting with that, and am convinced that i've increased my pullet ratio by 20%. Sounds totally stupid, preposterous, and superstitious. But, I can't argue with 67% pullets for the last 3 hatches, compared with 40% pullets for the previous 2 hatches. And, yeah, I keep hatching more, just to keep testing the theory!
That's awesome. I'd love to hear some details when you feel like your theory is holding up!
Oh yes, I know there are several sex-link breeds. I have golden comets which are sex-links, and the new sebrights that are in my incubator are also! (oh, now I have to go look that up... I know the silver is sex-linked, but I forgot if the gold is.. haha)
As far as I'm concerned, my theory has been successful for 3 consecutive trials. Here it is. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/958517/nutrition-and-gender-and-inducing-broodiness
Thanks, I subscribed to it, and will go back and read it when I have more time to concentrate on it!
Thanks Sally! Speaking of Dudley, here's a recent one of him with one of my chicks: