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What are the best and worst sex ratios you've ever had from a batch of chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Amina, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Amina

    Amina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we hatch or buy chicks, most of us are hoping for more females than males. I'm curious to hear about your worst sex ratios from a batch of chicks. I'll start off! Last time I raised chicks, I bought 2 straight run chicks. Both of them were male. This time, I hatched 3 eggs, and I'm not 100% sure yet but it seems like 3/3 are male! So I haven't had such great luck, but I'm sure some of you can beat me for unlucky sex ratios. Let's hear 'em!

    And while we're at it, if you've had some really lucky sex ratios in a group of chicks, let's hear those too!
     
  2. HorsebackBrony

    HorsebackBrony Out Of The Brooder

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    I know of someone who hatched 20, 19 came out female.


    They were very happy.
     
  3. Amina

    Amina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! 19/20 females. I'm so jealous! :)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not a single batch, but from 6 broody hatches and 3 incubator hatches this year, I'm running somewhere around 85% cockerels [​IMG]. My hens are all fired, every single one of them.

    Oh, and 3 Oops roosters from hatchery sexed pullets......
     
  5. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this year i got 9 hens and 1 roo
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    I have been running heavy on pullets this year. Last hatch of 7 was all pullets. In all, I think I have about 8 cockerels out of 29 chicks.
    I don't know if it is genetics or the Brinsea Mini Advance 7 egg incubators I am using. They have great digital sensors but, more
    importantly, they keep the bator temp at 99.5 to 99.8 . I read this is important because the female embryo is more delicate than the
    male. When the temp goes over ( I think it is 101 or 101.5) it can kill the female chicks embryos. There's a scientific article out there
    on the Net about it.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  7. TiaRC

    TiaRC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had set 50 eggs out of them 38 were roos. But then I tested the odds again and out of 50 eggs I got 42 pullets! :)
     
  8. MarieCallandar

    MarieCallandar Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm 8/8 on pullets
     
  9. Amina

    Amina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8/8 pullets! Wow! :)
     
  10. jessietacos

    jessietacos Out Of The Brooder

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    4/4 hens! I'm very grateful
     

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