It seems that there are more male chickens hatching this year than normal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cluckcluckhens, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. cluckcluckhens

    cluckcluckhens Songster

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    It seems that there are more cockerel chicks hatching this year than normal.

    In terms of humans, when there are an abundance of baby boys born it signal the possibility of war.

    Now we are not talking about humans, we are talking about chickens.

    But what does it tell you when there is more cockerels than normal.
     
  2. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Crowing

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    If we're being real? That some people have confirmation bias and information in a digital age trends instead of shows clear statistics.
     
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  3. Ms Biddy

    Ms Biddy One chicken short of crazy

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    At our place, my first two hatches were overwhelming female. Like out of 20 chicks, I only had three cockerels. It was awesome because I wanted pullets. My next two hatches were dead even. Out of 26 chicks I believe it's split exactly 50/50. I'm sure next time I'll get stuck with all cockerels.
     
  4. NatJ

    NatJ Chirping

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    Extra roosters, at any time, tells me that someone's going to be eating a lot of chicken for dinner!
     
  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    I wonder if hotter temperatures have anything to do with it. I heard July was the hottest month in history but I don’t recall if that was worldwide or in just in my town.
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Thinking World wide ... It was miserable here too.

    Hope you're wrong about that one ... Haven't we learned anything yet :hit Sorry, I lost my Hubby earlier this year ... PTSD :hit
     
  7. so lucky

    so lucky Crowing

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    So sorry.:hugs
     
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  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Didn't post that for attention, just so upsetting with all the unrest going on through the World. Sorry and thank you @so lucky
     
  9. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    I am so sorry :hugs
     
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  10. Uff Da

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    My first hatch this year has 5 pullets and 1 cockerel. How perfect was that?! Too bad I lost 3 of the pullets to a dog. :barnie
     
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