I can hatch more cockerels than anyone!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AussieSharon, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I haven't been hatching for long but was wondering if anyone can beat my cockerel hatching.


    #1 7 cockerels 1 pullet
    #2 3 cockerels 1 pullet
    #3 8 cockerels 2 pullets
    #4 1 cockerel
    #5 9 cockerels 4 pullets
    #6 7 cockerels 2 pullets

    oops edited to add #7 Only had one egg hatch and it was a PULLET!

    50% chance of boys/girl my FOOT!
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  2. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Ouch!!! Time to start buying sexed pullets!!!!!

    Sorry for your bum luck!!!! I think I have 5 out of 10, so that would be 50%. So, you've definetely got me beat!!! Steph
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    LOL- I am not positive yet on my silkies- but so far on my OE's -100% roo
    seramas--1 pullet, 3 roo LOL
  4. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    LOL that's terrible and a bit funny all at the same time!! Would you be terrible offended if I didn't stand next to you in a lightening storm???
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Quote:LMAO I'd probably get hit without the storm. To make it even funnier, I had 3 seperate Ultra Sounds done by different technicians saying I was having a baby girl. My OBGYN told me to buy all the pink I wanted, I had a baby shower for a girl..... yes out popped a BOY! I guess I am just destined for a life with lots of boys.
  6. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    It must be destiny!!!
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Honestly I can't remember the last pullet I hatched. Oh wait it was back in February. Hopefully I have some in my current hatches. I have terrible luck. :mad:
  8. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I wonder if there is an scientific reason for that?? You know like crocodile babies develop into one sex or the other based on incubation temp. I wonder if there could be something that makes them tend to be male or female or are they destined to be either sex as soon as they are fertile?
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    LOL @ hatching more cockerels.
  10. coopist

    coopist Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Midwest U.S.
    Quote:They're destined to be one sex or the other as soon as they're fertile, or even before, since the hen determines the sex of the chick. The only variable that may play a role besides the luck of the draw is nutrition. Some studies have shown that well-fed female birds may have slightly more female offspring.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008

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