Straight Run?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Freds, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Freds

    Freds In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2007
    Delaware & Virginia
    What does "Straight Run" mean exactly?

    New guy here..Old bird guy everywhere else.
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Its boys and girls. not sexed i think
  3. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    You're right. You get what ever they pull out of the box and put into your box!
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    DO NOT ORDER ST. RUN unless you want a bunch of roosters!!!
    Siz is correct... it is a mix of both roos and hens...
    for example here is what I ordered because I didnt know the difference... and when I found out... well.. too late.
    5 st run Barred rocks - I ended up with 2 roosters
    5 st run RIR's (they sent me 6) - I ended up with 4 roosters and 2 hens
    5 st run Light brahmas - I ended up with 2 roosters
    5 Golden Laced polish (got 6) ended up with 3 roosters
    5 Silver Laced polish - I ended up with 3 roosters...

    I think you get my point... and out of the orders where I ordered pullets only... I got at lease 1 rooster out of those if I ordered 10 or more. Needless to say.. I have TO MANY ROOSTERS!!!!!

    What st run means is that they just grab them as they hatch and put them in a box... they do not sex them.
    Hope this helps... Good Luck
  5. Freds

    Freds In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2007
    Delaware & Virginia
    Thanks to All,
    Tes....I now understand what a straight run is. I like
    roosters but only need a few. I will very detailed
    with my next order. Thanks again.
    BTW...Was born & raised in Princeton,WVa. Have my retirement home in Wytheville, Va.[​IMG]
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Oh cool... Hi neighbor!!!! I was personally born and raised a cali girl myself LOL (DONT ASK) But, DH and his whole family come from Whythville area and are decendents from WVA. You would probably know a few [​IMG]
    And your welcome! Just order pullets only from now on and you might end up with one or two roosters...
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    No hatchery claims anything over 90% accuracy. I've even had roosters show up with sex linked breeds. If you are looking for laying birds, do pay the extra cents to get hens. You will undoubtedly get a rooster anyhow. Unless, of course, you really need a rooster for breeding in which case they'll sex them right.

    Straight runs are what you typically order for meat birds. Also some of the more rare breeds of chicken (and waterfowl) you won't find sexed even as an option. They are a straight run only because they're more in demand, which means "as hatched".
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Most places also don't sex their bantams. I personally like straight run. I can eat the left overs. [​IMG]
  9. GreggsEggs

    GreggsEggs Cooped Up

    Aug 31, 2007
    Caneyville, KY
    I must be really lucky!!! [​IMG] I went to my local hatchery, ask for a straight run of 25. I asked for 10 RIR's, 10 Black sexlinks, and 5 of any other breed they had that laid brown eggs. I received 26 in total. 10 RIR, 10 black sexlinks, 5 silver laced Wyandotte, and one I to this day dont what breed it is. All 26 were pullets/hens and all 26 are still alive to this day 16 months later. It must be the luck of the Irish![​IMG]
  10. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    Quote:Really? Huh. I haven't heard of that happening very much. Unless, of course, they throw in some 'warmers'. Last time we ordered the Ameracaunas, 5 st. run. and 20 pullets. There were 4 roosters, and 22 pullets. There was one 'warmer', if memory serves. I would think if you make a precise order, 9 times out of ten you'll get what you want...? And when we split an order of 25 gold sex link pullets with our uncle, there wasn't a roo in the bunch.

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