hatchery chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by samandmike, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to find out if anyone knows if I order chicks from a hatchery if they all come from the same parents
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Probably not. They mix and match. But you do have the possibility of getting some brothers and sisters.
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will not come from all the same parents, a couple chicks may have the same father, but even most will have different mothers.
     
  4. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    does it matter if when they breed if they are brother and sister or any other relation
     
  5. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Also interested in this, good question

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  6. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know what happen if you breed brother and sistwer, but you can breed son to mother and father to daughter, this produces very good birds. But again i dont know about brother and sister, they would probably be fine since you can breed offspring to parents
     
  7. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you,you have been very helpful again:)
     
  8. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am guessing the whole gene thing isn't a problem with chickens? You know the blood line thing..... I think that is weird! Am I the only one? Are birds the only animal that is like that? I know that dogs will get really bad issues if they have the same blood line.
     
  9. samandmike

    samandmike Out Of The Brooder

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    we were wondering the same thing or if we should order from a different hatchery and how does that work with turkeys
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Do the math they hatch 500- 1000 chicks of the same breed in one week .1 roo to 10 hens. In order to produce this many eggs you need 100 to 200 hens and 10-20 roos. I am not good at odds but the same dad is more likely than the same mom. The bigger the hatchery the lower the odds.
     

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