Incubation and heat question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bustnova, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. bustnova

    bustnova In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    Mesquite, TX
    Is it true that the temperature you incubate your eggs at is a factor in the sex? I am just curious. I heard some one ask how to get a larger amount of pullets, because he got only three pullets and 17 roosters from his last hatch.
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    hmmmmm, interesting...... But I dont think so !!!!!! Would be awsome if it was !!!!!

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  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    only if you are raising snakes
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    This is interesting. I have heard it mention from several sources that the female embryo is more likely to die at higher temps than the male. That doesn't mean that lower temps will create more female,just that they may be able to survive better. This past year I incubated at the normal temps and got mostly males,way over the expected 50/50 split. The broody hens fared much the same, and it was a hot Summer. I am incubating now and I'm keeping my temps between 98.8 and 99.0,so I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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