I was picking up some more chick starter from the local feed and farm store, today. Keep in mind that these folks sell sexed chicks and claim that they have a 99% rate of hens. They order them in from someplace. As we were talking, they asked where I got my chicks from. I responded that I had bought them from a local hobby farm as a straight run and was hoping for a 50% hens - roosters ratio or better. They literally laughed at me and said I'll be lucky to end up with two hens. Their theory is that if you buy local, you'll end up with mostly roosters. Anyone have any thoughts on this? All I can do at this point is wait and see. But, I was a little put off by the attitude of the staff. Almost as though they were discouraging me from buying someplace besides there. But, who knows? Could they be right?