candled eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grimreaper, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. grimreaper

    grimreaper Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    Cozad, Nebraska
    My wife candled are Porcelan bantie egg's and out of 10 it look's like we may get 5 chick's on the 18th [​IMG] We just hope that 1 is a rooster.[​IMG] and this are soon to be mom.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    If you have 5 chicks, the odds of at least one of them being a rooster is about 97%. You have 32 different possible combinations, including one where they are all roosters, but only 1 possible combination that gives all hens.

    With only four hatching, those odds drop all the way down to about 94% (15 possible combinations out if 16) that you will get at least 1 rooster.

    I once got 7 pullets and no roosters so the odds are not a guarantee, just the odds. But your odds look pretty good. Good luck!

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