Is there a recommended temp to incubate to get hens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Olivermarc88, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Olivermarc88

    Olivermarc88 Just Hatched

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    Hi all. New by question again. Is there a specific temperature that gives a higher chance of hatching hens? I've read somewhere that the lower end of the guideline temp tends to hatch hens. Is this correct?
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Chicken Obsessed

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    When you find out let me know lol I have too many boys.
     
  3. tk10

    tk10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, chickens do not have temperature dependant sex determination.
     
  4. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    I wish lol. I doubt it but. If that was the case I'd think that the big hatcherys would be doing it. Sure would be nice though.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Chicken sex is determined by chromosomes, just like our own. It is determined the moment the ovum is created. Temperature cannot change this.
     
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  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie "I'll get by with a little help from my friends" Premium Member

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    Pyxis.. Great explanation! Bravo.
    6 years of raising pigs and a week ago our GOS Sow popped out 12 gilts (girls).. First time ever without have the burden of castration.. The chromosomes were on our side finally!

    There is an old wives tale of the long pointed shaped eggs are roosters but I never took the time to mark them before incubation. We just go with the flow with chicks. It is what it is. :bow
     
  7. Olivermarc88

    Olivermarc88 Just Hatched

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    Ah thanks everyone :) I thought it seemed a little odd when I originally read it.
     

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