Ordering unsexed chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickieBooBoo, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    When ordering unsexed chicks from a hatchery how many should you order per each female chick you want? Is it a 50/50 split?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Well consider murphys law of chickenology: every bird that you think will be a hen will inevitably be a roo, so if I were you I would order a few more birds than I would need, just to be safe and be sure you are getting enough hens.
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I just dont want to order 10 unsexed hoping to get at least 4-5 hens and end up with 9 roosters [​IMG]
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:I just dont want to order 10 unsexed hoping to get at least 4-5 hens and end up with 9 roosters [​IMG]

    Well at that point, it's time for some chicken pot pie or chicken stew.
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I just dont want to order 10 unsexed hoping to get at least 4-5 hens and end up with 9 roosters [​IMG]

    Well at that point, it's time for some chicken pot pie or chicken stew.

    ya, yum yum yum. I think I might just specifically order 5 and and 3 roosters for example
     
  6. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 12 straight run .........


    1 didnt make it .
    5 are roo's .....
    6 are hens ....... SO FAR !!!! ...Im questioning 1, but they are just 9 weeks ..........
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Thats pretty good, but I have heard stories of people getting like 20 unsexed chicks with about 15 roosters!
     
  8. JROOSTER

    JROOSTER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 9 str run. I got 3 roos and 6 hens. I was hoping for 3 hens and was going to sale or give the others away. [​IMG]
     
  9. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered 25 straight run EE chicks from McMurray a few years ago and received 26 PULLETS! So, ya just never know!
    I did promise myself that I would NEVER order straight run again, because next time it's bound to be 26 cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    On the other end of the spectrum I received 26 straight run Delawares from a hatchery that doesn't sex their chicks. I ended up with nine pullets and seventeen cockerels.
     

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