Hmmmm....sexing percentage- what's your track record?(Chick pics!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Celtictrinity, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Celtictrinity

    Celtictrinity In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2011
    Hey everyone!

    I'm curious. I know that the sexing percentage for most sexed chicks is anywhere fro 90-95%. That leads me to ask everyone what their personal experience is in this area? Have you gotten orders from hatcheries/feed stores/etc that were supposed to be pullets and you found a rooster or two in the mix? I have 19 chicks combined now (learning chicken math....12 from hatchery/3 from feed store/4 more from another feed store) and all should be pullets but I am assuming that I'm going to get a rooster somewhere in there. =-)

    Tell me about -your- experiences....

    Also, here are some cute chick pics for you all to enjoy!

    Yes...this chick is sleeping on it's head. =-) Cutest thing I've ever seen.


    They -love- their stuffed lion! I took it out to wash it and when it went back in, they swarmed it!

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  2. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I ordered from Marti poultry last year.I bought a lot of different breeds. Some only were sold as SR. The breeds that I was able to buy as pullets, the sexing was 100% correct. How lucky is that! Or talent. [​IMG] Oh, that was an 80 chick order.
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I ordered two batches of chicks in 2009 from McMurray of different breeds. I got about 70 chicks total, and their sexing accuracy was 100%! [​IMG]

    My neighbors have ordered from Cackle a few times, and each time one or two of their birds was incorrectly sexed (out of an order of about 25 chicks).
  4. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    I ordered from Cackle last year, 15 birds. One of the 5 EE's turned out to be a rooster but they threw in a extra BR Pullet so in the end I got my 15 Pullets.
  5. chickens rule123

    chickens rule123 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2010
    one of our batches from hoover in iowa had 1 screw up because the one roo turned out to be a hen so we get more for our money [​IMG]

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