hatchery chicks are they related?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hsm5grls, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Well that's probably not a good header for this question but I was wondering If I have chickens from the same hatchery what are the chances that they are too related to breed to each other? I was wanting to hatch out some of my partridge rock eggs in the summer. They are the same age and from the same hatchery I doubt they are related but thought I would ask here what you all thought. I don't want to hatch them if it will produce babies that aren't healthy. Sorry if this is a dumb question but I have always thought of them as siblings and now I am wondering what the odds are that they might be.
  2. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    I was looking for a place to put this to make sure you saw it-

    I now know why you didn't mention getting the eggs--- Cuz you didn't `````

    I got the box back - smashed marked as cannot be delivered
    guess not there was not an egg shell piece not push -- all 6 were toast ---
    Going to try again --- I can out smart this egg crasher --I took pics with a disposable camera -- First time ever this happen now on my end I did send from Ohio and I usually go to PA but my po didn't know where damage occured -
    but we are gonna get you some eggs unbroken and end up with a hatch ---
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think the chances are of hatcher kids being related isn't too great. Hatch away!
  4. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    sharisr32 I sent you a pm.

    I figures that it would probably be o.k. to hatch but wanted to make sure. I am not sure about breeding chickens. What is too closely related. I have heard you can breed Father to daughter but not really sure how it goes?
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Father to daughter or granddaughter or vice versa with the mother to son or grandson is called linebreeding. Even brother to sister isn't the no-no you would think, if you are trying to concentrate good traits. That will also concentrate bad ones and bring them forward so you can remove from your flock the ones you dont think will work for your program. Eventually, however, you do want to bring in new blood and not continue close inbreeding, especially of brother to sister.
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    This makes me think of something. Im sure we all saw the Dirty Jobs episode at Murry McMurray Hatchery. They showed where all the eggs were hatching and the little peeps were born. But where did they get all the eggs to hatch? Do they have a farm full of hens and roosters in little individual runs? How many hens do they need to produce all those thousands of eggs that hatch on on one day?
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Do you think MyPetChicken is big enough that the peeps of each breed aren't related? I've had the same thoughts as hsm5grls.
  8. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Oh good someone else was thinking the same as me [​IMG] I was feeling a little stupid when no one answered my post at first. LOL I was thinking wow that must be the stupidest question ever asked if no one is even bothering to answer [​IMG]. I want to have a few strong breeds that are good examples of there breed. I know hatchery chickens aren't show quality but I have had a hard time finding partridge rock eggs. I also would like to breed the, I think they are called penciled rocks, I can't remember off the top of my head. Any who the point is I need to know more about breeding. I guess it's Google time.

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