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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goose girl1, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Goose girl1

    Goose girl1 Chirping

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    Hi everyone,:frowis there a way to get more hens than rooster during incubation? or be able to tell the gender of the chicken before it hatches?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Lots of old wives tale type theories..... but if they worked the commercial hatcheries would be all over them to avoid all the unwanted Male chicks and produce maximum pullet hatches
     
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  3. Goose girl1

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    Thank you!
     
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  4. Tiana's chickens

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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
     
  5. ChickenGirl555

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    That's not really true, just an old wives tail. Otherwise there would barely ever be straight run.
     
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    No, sorry. Nothing with evidence of it working. You just have to wait and pray.
     
  7. Goose girl1

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    Thanks, I'm praying:fl
     

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