Straight runs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyelk, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered an assortment of silkies and asked for straight run from Ideal. They will be here in the a.m. From what I am hearing on the forum, Should I expect 90% to be roos. I sure hope not.

    Thanks, Jason
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    I have always had a pretty much fifty fifty split. I mean, statistics being what they are, that sometimes results in 14 and 11, or whatever. What hatchery are you ordering from?
     
  3. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered from Ideal.
     
  4. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got hatchery chicks recently and the order contained more pullets so you'll just have to wait and see. I'll cross my fingers for lots more hens than roos for you [​IMG].
     
  5. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, last time I got st. run (Atwoods a while back,) I ended up with, get this now, 42 cockerells and 8 pullets. I aint doin that again!
     
  6. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're hearing about breeds that are able to be sexed being straight run - not silkies. When people order a large breed that is available sexed as straight run, the hatchery sends whatever is left over, which is typically cockerels, because everyone else orders pullets. However with silkies and other bantams, since they are NOT sexed AT ALL, you should get pretty much a 50/50 split.

    ~Chelsea
     
  7. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you'd let us know how it goes for sure it would be great. I can see the temptation from the hatchery perspective to load a streight run order with roos if they can sex them since pullets are so much in demand. If there IS a hatchery that would do such a thing- and I'm not saying there is, then by golly it would be nice to know before I next spring [​IMG]. Oh and by the way packing peanuts don't count as they are almost by definition extra roosters.
     
  8. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definately will not know before spring I don't think, and will not have but a few of them left by then anyway. So please do not count on me to tell you. Sorry. I tell you what i end up with in the spring.
     
  9. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the way it looks I may have 19 roos and 7 gals. I'll never do another straight run again. My friend wanted 6 gals and a single roos before I ordered. Mine are Dominiques. I had expected a better mix, something closer to 50/50.
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hatcheries are SUPPOSE to send them exactly as they hatch(or as they are pulled out of the trays, I guess some hatcheries are better at being fair, I ordered straight run Buckeyes from Meyer and go 6 of 11 pullets so 50/50 or close enough. Then again I had a hen hatch 11 and 9 of those were roos, so no cheating and no where near 50/50.
     

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