Help my husband to win a bet against coworkers....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GA_Gypsy, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. GA_Gypsy

    GA_Gypsy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    N. Georgia
    Question was: On average, out 12 eggs layed how many are roosters? His answer was 2. Does anyone know what the actual answer is?

    Apparently it was a very busy day at work. Lol!

  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2016
    Southwest Virginia
    Have to assume it was a question akin to out of 12 eggs, how many were laid by roosters. One of those word traps to get people to give an actual number without listening closely enough to realize what they were asking, in that the only answer is 0.

    If it is a question about out of 12 eggs, how many of them will be born roosters. There is no factual answer that can be repeated. 12 eggs may make 12 roosters, 0 roosters, a 50/50 split, or any combination in between. Most of us who hatch feel like they come closer to 12/12 than they should....
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota

    Very few roosters lay eggs....[​IMG]

    I had 22 eggs hatch and 19 were roosters earlier this year. Over the long haul it should be 50/50.

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