hatching and gender probability

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Alrighty, I am going to hatch for the first time eggs in a bator. I was hoping you all could help me figure out how to figure out the probability of genders and hatch rate.

    Ok I will have:

    4 blue b. Cochins
    4 White silikies
    4 splash polish
    5 seramas


    I will be using a LG circulated bator w/ turner that has held temps well for the week I tested it. So assuming the fertility is good and I do everything right and I get a 50% hatch rate which is about 8 or 9 chicks. Is there anyway I can figure out how many boys and girls there will be?

    Also this being my very first hatch w/o a broody momma I would LOVE any and all tips and hints.

    Thanks,
    Corey
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    50% male and 50% female is the norm.

    Tip: Don't keep opening the lid and candling daily. Temp and humidity will fluctuate drastically.

    Just wait until day 7-10 to do the first candling and not again until day 16.
     

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