Is there a way to get more hens than roosters during incubation?

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No real evidence but I believe female eggs are more likely to survive temperatures at the low end of the scale and male eggs are more likely to survive at the higher end of the temperature scale.
I know commercial chicken egg farms (who kill the male Day olds) have the incubation temperature slightly lower so maybe they have found its true. Who knows
 

ChickenGirl555

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No real evidence but I believe female eggs are more likely to survive temperatures at the low end of the scale and male eggs are more likely to survive at the higher end of the temperature scale.
I know commercial chicken egg farms (who kill the male Day olds) have the incubation temperature slightly lower so maybe they have found its true. Who knows
That's not really true, just an old wives tail. Otherwise there would barely ever be straight run.
 

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