I seem to have the gift for acquiring roosters. When I bought my first chicks, I specifically ordered 10 hens and one roosters, I got like 7 roosters and 4 hens. I hatched 9 of my own eggs and a BYC'er hatched an egg for me for a total of 10 chicks, 7 are roosters. So out of a total of 21 chickens I ended up with 14 roosters and 7 hens . I think I am going to lock my hens in gilded cages until they get hawk smart. I just got 4 more chicks that were hatched by a fellow BYC'er, I wonder how many of them will be roosters? I also have 24 eggs coming in the mail. I am hoping for a decent hatch with a low rooster count. I will hate to process the mail order eggs as they are breeds that I have really been wanting! Anybody else have this problem?