Is it common to hatch more boys than girls?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macdoogle2, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Songster

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    I have limited experience hatching but: 5 out of 8 boys, 1 out of 16 a boy and 2 out of 3 boys. I love boys but when it comes to chickens I want more girls.
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    It's 50%. You flip the coin for each chick. Heads is not more common than tails, but you could end up getting more heads flips than tails.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    50/50 is the average over large numbers of chicks. You could get anything in a small hatch. All the way from all boys to all girls. Each egg has a 50/50 chance.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. It all averages out. Some hatches you may get more males and other hatches females. It's a 50/50 chance.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    Quote:Did I read this right? Your second hatch, you hatched 16 and only 1 of them was a boy? In that case, if you add up your three hatches, you got 27 chicks and only 8 of them were boys so it sounds like you actually got a lot more girls than boys....
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I remember my first hatch with pasofino's eggs. Started with 14 eggs. Only got 6 pullets and no roos. amazing hey...?.
     
  7. macdoogle2

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    Quote:Did I read this right? Your second hatch, you hatched 16 and only 1 of them was a boy? In that case, if you add up your three hatches, you got 27 chicks and only 8 of them were boys so it sounds like you actually got a lot more girls than boys....

    Actually, no. Only one out of 16 hatched and it was a boy. They were supposed to be Auracanas bought on e-bay but he turned out to be an EE. Beautiful boy though.
     
  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    Oh, I see. Well, you have had a little bad luck then. [​IMG] My luck has been roughly the opposite of yours. I've also had 3 hatches that sound similar to yours. First 3 out of 4 were girls, second only 1 hatched (shipped eggs) and it was a girl and in the last hatch 4 out of 7 were girls. So sorry for your experience - hope it gets better.
     
  9. Well for me it is very common to get more boys than girls. I'm just *lucky* that way.
     
  10. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

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    every hatch I've had has had 1 boy and the rest girls. Lucky I guess.
     

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