I don't know if this should be under hatching... not that one can tell gender when they hatch usually, but, My husband & I decided to get about a dozen bantam pullets, by hatching eggs from breeders, largely through BYC. We've done this: We've hatched about 60 eggs over the past 8 months. We've finally gotten 10 pullets from this. We've rehomed about 20 cockerels, all to great places, have another 18 to go, and are going to keep 2. I refused to get sexed chicks from hatcheries, or anything from hatcheries, so I hatched eggs. It was rewarding, but the trials of finding the roos good homes has been wearing on us. Has anyone else hatched this many males since last autumn? Has anyone incubated 7 or so eggs, and raised them & found at 3 months--silkies --they're ALL male? I'm trying to find someone to commiserate with me! Thanks lol!