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hens/roos is there an average ratio

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by no kill, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. no kill

    no kill New Egg

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    Is there an average male to female ratio in chickens or is it 50/50?Getting ready to start hatching but i cant deal with 50 roosters
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have hatched chicks for years, my ratio has been more like 60/40. The roosters being the 60%. Sorry. I eat my extra roosters.
     
  3. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get far more roos than pullets in the 2 hatches I've had. The first hatch was 100% roos... the second I can tell I have 2 pullets so far.... mostly roos again though.
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is weird, i wonder why so many roos?
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    i will cry if i get that many..but ready for it..when we first got chickens as a gift for my girls last year-the family friend said he wasnt sure how many of each their were. We got 8 -5 were roos-we have 1 roo left and 3 hens-which lay eggs that melt in your mouth..right now I have 13 of their eggs in the bator-praying at 3 of those are pullets-the roos will be for meat..has anyone has a batch that was mostly pullets? if so how many eggs did you start with-you know what I find hard when the chicks have died in the egg and you dont know what sex they were-I think ahhh that was probably a pullet!!!
     
  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
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    maybe his girls favor boys! the way things work with chickens it is the female's chromozomes that determine the sex of the offspring.

    i always have one roo for every 5 hens and i get a pretty goof fertility rate.
     

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