Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bloom chicks, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had 3 broody hens that have hatched out chicks. I thought the ratio was 60/40 for boys vs. girls. My 1st one hatched out 2 boys and 6 girls, my 2nd one hatched out 3 boys and 5 girls and it looks like my 3rd one has hatched out 2 boys and 8 girls. I am interested if anyone else has had the same out come and if so, was it something that you did? I am interested if anyone has input or advice. I am very happy [​IMG]about the out come I was just curious to see if anyone has had the same.
     
  2. jamesaramey

    jamesaramey Out Of The Brooder

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    IT HAS ALOT TO DO WITH WEATHER , TEMP, AND ,HUMIDITY DURING THE INCUBATION OF THE EGGS.
     
  3. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok. So if it was summer then I would have more boys?
     
  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesn't seem accurate to me.. If that were true, wouldn't people just make incubators to simulate the weather most prone to producing girls? I know that's true with reptiles, but I don't think so with chickens. Though I could be wrong.
     

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