how many would you order?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sdshoars, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    i am going to place an order of 25 with ideal, split between 6 breeds, and i want to know, how many silkies would you order to get 1 or 2 pullets? the silkies are not sexed... i just want one or two to use as broody hens, should i order 4, or 6 to be on the safe side?
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Minimum 4, with 6 you'll probably get at least 2 hens, 8 would be overkill, but you never know.
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I always over do it. I myself would order six just to make sure I got the two girls I wanted. Typically you should get a 50/50 split but there are not guarantees.
  4. Scratchin' Around

    Scratchin' Around In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2008
    New Sweden, Maine
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I recently got a straight run of 20 Barred Rocks--I have only five (yep, that was 5) pullets of the batch!

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