Pullet or straight run?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by akahn01, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. akahn01

    akahn01 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the difference between pullets and straight runs? Do you have any reccomendations?
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets = all female chicks although sexing is never fully accurate so there might be a rooster or two. Straight run = a mix of hens and roosters. If you buy pullets you should get 95% females and with straight run you should get aroud 50% females. I recoomend buying pullets if you plan on raising them for eggs. The straight run is cheaper initially but ends up being more expensive.
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends if you want just laying hens or if you want hens for laying and chickens for meat, or want a rooster to fertilize the eggs for baby chicks.

    One can't recommend which is best for you, cause it depends on your needs and intentions.

    bigzio
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    id go with the pullets.b/c if you go straight run youd get atlest 50% roosters or more.an unless you want to eat them.you wouldnt be getting your moneys worth from straight run chicks.
     

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