Straight-Run Order, boy:girl ratio and hatchery used plz

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by augustmomx2, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be ordering some sexed-standards and some straight-run bantams this upcoming Spring. My last order (from Ideal) were all sexed-standards, and out of 12 females only 1 turned out to be male.

    I've read a few posts about certain hatcheries and their ratios. I'd love to hear some opinions on the subject please. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If the hatchery is ethical, your odds are 50-50 with each chick if you get if you order straight run. If they put in packing peanuts to get the numbers up for warmth, there is a fair chance of getting males with these. That can tilt the odds a bit. If you order sexed chicks, you stand a pretty good chance of getting what you want. Sexing baby chicks is very difficult.

    I got mine from Cackle. What I ordered and what I got were:

    Ordered 5 Delaware pullets. Got 4 pullets and one cockerel.
    Ordered 10 Australorp pullets. Got 10 Australorp pullets.
    Ordered 6 straight run Speckeld Sussex. Got 2 pullets and 4 cockerels.
    Ordered 6 straight run Buff Orpingtons. Got 7 pullets. One was a packing peanut.

    The cynics can say what they want. I believe some hatcheries are ethical.


    Here are a few odds depending on how many you order.

    1 chick

    1 male 0 female - 1 in 2 or 50%
    0 male 1 female - 1 in 2 or 50%

    2 chicks

    2 male 0 female - 1 in 4 or 25%
    1 male 1 female - 2 in 4 or 50%
    0 male 2 female - 1 in 4 or 25%


    3 chicks

    3 male 0 female - 1 in 8 or 12.5%
    2 male 1 female - 3 in 8 or 37.5%
    1 male 2 female - 3 in 8 or 37.5%
    0 male 3 female - 1 in 8 or 12.5%

    4 chicks

    4 male 0 female - 1 in 16 or 6.3%
    3 male 1 female - 4 in 16 or 25.0%
    2 male 2 female - 6 in 16 or 37.5%
    1 male 3 female - 4 in 16 or 25%
    0 male 4 female - 1 in 16 or 6.3%


    5 chicks

    5 male 0 female - 1 in 32 or 3.1%
    4 male 1 female - 5 in 16 or 15.6%
    3 male 2 female - 10 in 16 or 31.3%
    2 male 3 female - 10 in 16 or 31.3%
    1 male 4 female - 5 in 16 or 15.6%
    0 male 5 female - 1 in 16 or 3.1%


    6 chicks

    6 male 0 female - 1 in 64 or 1.6%
    5 male 1 female - 6 in 64 or 9.4%
    4 male 2 female - 15 in 64 or 23.4%
    3 male 3 female - 20 in 64 or 31.3%
    2 male 4 female - 15 in 64 or 23.4%
    1 male 5 female - 6 in 64 or 9.4%
    0 male 6 female - 1 in 64 or 1.6%

    7 chicks

    7 male 0 female - 1 in 128 or 0.8%
    6 male 1 female - 7 in 128 or 5.5%
    5 male 2 female - 21 in 128 or 16.4%
    4 male 3 female - 35 in 128 or 27.3%
    3 male 4 female - 35 in 128 or 27.3%
    2 male 5 female - 21 in 128 or 16.4%
    1 male 6 female - 7 in 128 or 5.5%
    0 male 7 female - 1 in 128 or 0.8%

    8 chicks

    8 male 0 female - 1 in 256 or 0.4%
    7 male 1 female - 8 in 256 or 3.1%
    6 male 2 female - 28 in 256 or 10.9%
    5 male 3 female - 56 in 256 or 21.9%
    4 male 4 female - 70 in 256 or 27.3%
    3 male 5 female - 56 in 256 or 21.9%
    2 male 6 female - 28 in 256 or 10.9%
    1 male 7 female - 8 in 256 or 3.1%
    0 male 8 female - 1 in 256 or 0.4%
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I ordered Straight Run Golden Sebrights and White Silkies from Ideal Poultry last September. I received:

    Sebrights
    3 roosters
    3 hens

    Silkies
    4 roosters
    3 hens

    I had originally ordered six Silkies, but Ideal sent me an extra one.
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I ordered from Ideal. Order by breed then packing peanuts

    EEs ordered 5 girls
    got 4 girls, 1 boy

    BR 2 girls, got 2 girls

    CM 3 girls, got 3 girls

    RIR 2 girls, 2 girls

    WL 2 girls, 2 girls

    BA 2 girls, 2 girls

    Packing peanuts 2 CM girls and 4 BR roos
     
  5. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    We never order straight run for any chicks. Only what we want per sex. 50-50 is best odds on st run. In our experience 65% roos vs 35% hens. From any hatchery we have ever ordered.
     
  6. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    We got 100 straight run chicks from Cackle. They ran pretty close to 50-50 I orders 10 straight run ducks from Holdereads and only got 3 females.
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    On straight run, usually you get half males and half females. But anything can happen. I got a dozen hatching eggs once. They all hatched. They were all roosters. They were straight run, meaning as hatched but they were all males anyway.
     

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