How many roos to expect?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henmeister, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. henmeister

    henmeister New Egg

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    I oredered all pullets but I understand hatcheries are not 100% on sexing chicks. I got 50 SLW chicks out of which 1 has expired this morning. How many roosters can I expect to be amongst them and at what age can I tell with any certainty? They are 5 days old now.
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    It's really hard to say, but my best guess is maybe a few.

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  3. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is 2 or 3. I have never gotten that many chicks but I have been lucky enough to always get girls. Anyways, you won't be able to tell the sex of the chicken for quite a few weeks yet. They usually need to be all feathered in and sometimes that isn't always a given. However if you hear one crow, you'll know you got a rooster on your hands!
     

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