hatching egg question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I am going to try to hatch some eggs, everything that I read said that most of the hatchinglings would be roo's is that true, and do you all keep your roos that hatch?
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I don't think that's true. Every hatch is different, sometimes you'll get more cockerels than pullets and vice versa, you just never know. You can rehome or eat extra cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  3. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    Since we got chickens we dont eat chicken anymore only eggs
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I read that it's pretty much 50/50 on the sexes, but then that's an average so anything can go on a per hatch basis.

    Put the roos on Craigslist.
     
  5. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    I hatched out a batch of Franks (ae50mag) seramas and out of 17 chicks only 4 are roos [​IMG]
    course I waived the magical pullet stick over the bator everyday [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Can I borrow that stick? [​IMG]
     
  7. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    HAHA.. sure, but its the mystical chant that makes the differance.... [​IMG]
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    They say it 50/50 one of my hatchs was 1 roo out of 7 and the other hatch was 4 roos out of 5 hatched. I think it all evens out . [​IMG]
     

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