Silly Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by burntkiwis, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. burntkiwis

    burntkiwis New Egg

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    I have got a bit of a silly question. We have been keeping chickens noe for 3 or 4 years and feel very competent in most areas of chicken keeping. We have tryed hatching some chicks off the last two years under a hen and have hatched 9 chicks off over the two years. 6 in last year and 3 this year and every single one has been a cockerel. Is this just a coincidence or is there more to it. I have been told that the sex is determined by the temperature during incubation, is there any truth in this.
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    not silly I end up with mostly roos to, but I read its the hen that has the sex chromosome.
     
  3. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definetly NOT the temperature to make them roos...or so ive been told..i hatch just fine..usually more hens in my case.
     
  4. burntkiwis

    burntkiwis New Egg

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    so i have just been unluckly (good job we like chicken soup) and trust me this wont put me off
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubating temperature CAN affect the ratio of males to females that hatch, but it's more likely you've got hens that throw cockerels. It does happen.
     

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