hatch hens only

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by panner123, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Here is a project for all you 4-H ers. A 90 something young lady told me she could hatch mostly hens, 95+%.
    She said her Father did it to keep the rooster rate down. Then today she came at me with a copy of Mother Earth News dated May 2001. Read this article she said, which I did
    and it said the same thing she has been telling me. This is the article.

    Rooster Detection
    Although I raised chickens for many years, I never knew this helpful hint
    until my farmer neighbor told me. When your hen is setting on eggs in her nest and you don't want any new roosters around, remove any eggs that come to a point. These are the male eggs. Let the hen hatch only the rounded ones and they will all be females--no roosters in that hatch.
    Article by Joyce Hamilton
    Cherokee Village, Arkansas

    So the next time you use your bators,
    try keeping all the pointed eggs in one and rounded eggs in the other and see if this works.
  2. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    ive heard this and it sounds like an interesting experiment hmmm might have to try it out
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    How interesting! That would be a fun experiment to try. [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've read it all. poke my eyes out.... pointy eggs? c'mon?
  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I have a hen that only lays pointy eggs. Does that mean that all of her chicks,100 % are always roosters? That is hard to beleve.
  6. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Quote:I got all your roos [​IMG]
  7. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    Hmmm, interesting. That would be a good homeschool experiment for us to try! Thanks for the idea!
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:Wellllllllll........since gender IS determined by the hen, that is a possibility. However, I doubt this works. [​IMG]

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