what are the percentage if I order st run from ideal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunket77, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want a couple of silkies!! If I place an order from Ideal Poultry does anyone know what the chances of getting only roo's would be? I just want a couple of pullets really and MPC shipping is way expensive. I was going to get some standards as well but I would like to order just a few silkies and hope to get a couple of pullets in there along with some standard pullets. I really don't need any more roosters! Unless someone knows anyone selling any silkies in central Texas?????[​IMG] I would even rather have older ones rather than baby chicks.
     
  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I order straight run, I have gotten about 50/50 male to female. I have ordered from Ideal several times and have always received pretty close to half and half which is the same as we would expect if we hatch them ourselves.

    Unless you have really bad luck you should get roos & pullets.
     
  3. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered some partridge silkies from ideal today too...the last time I bought silkies from someone (who bought a large order from cackle) 1 out of 5 were hens.
     
  4. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yikes! I was thinking of ordering just a few of a couple of colors, I am so scared I will get only roos. ooohhhh what to do, what to do???
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    99% roo and 1% hen. Kidding! Mine ran about 50/50 both times I order straight runs.
     
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a trio of buff silkies that I am interested in selling. The pair are from Jody's eggs, and are nice looking pet quality bearded buffs at about 1 1/2 years old. The third is a buff pullet from Ideal, hatched in March. She's a little goofy looking, and isn't laying yet.

    When I picked up chicks from the feed store, two out of three silkies were roos. I think any straight run I picked would work this way. They all hate me and want to give me boys..... [​IMG]

    I'm in the Austin area.
     
  7. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to PM you about your trio!
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a trio of buff silkies that I am interested in selling. The pair are from Jody's eggs, and are nice looking pet quality bearded buffs at about 1 1/2 years old. The third is a buff pullet from Ideal, hatched in March. She's a little goofy looking, and isn't laying yet.

    When I picked up chicks from the feed store, two out of three silkies were roos. I think any straight run I picked would work this way. They all hate me and want to give me boys..... [​IMG]

    I'm in the Austin area.
     
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I know this is not your real question, but I'll answer this way.

    Here are a few of the odds as long as the hatchery has integrity. This does not include packing peanuts, who are often male.

    I think we all know there is no guarantee of male-female ratio in ordering straight run chicks or hatching a certain number of eggs. However, here are the odds I calculated for certain numbers. If someone spots a mistake, please advise.

    2 chicks

    2 male 0 female - 1 in 4 or 25%
    1 male 1 female - 2 in 4 or 50%
    0 male 2 female - 1 in 4 or 25%

    3 chicks

    3 male 0 female - 1 in 8 or 12.5%
    2 male 1 female - 3 in 8 or 37.5%
    1 male 2 female - 3 in 8 or 37.5%
    0 male 3 female - 1 in 8 or 12.5%


    4 chicks

    4 male 0 female - 1 in 16 or 6.3%
    3 male 1 female - 4 in 16 or 25.0%
    2 male 2 female - 6 in 16 or 37.5%
    1 male 3 female - 4 in 16 or 25%
    0 male 4 female - 1 in 16 or 6.3%


    5 chicks

    5 male 0 female - 1 in 32 or 3.1%
    4 male 1 female - 5 in 16 or 15.6%
    3 male 2 female - 10 in 16 or 31.3%
    2 male 3 female - 10 in 16 or 31.3%
    1 male 4 female - 5 in 16 or 15.6%
    0 male 5 female - 1 in 16 or 3.1%


    6 chicks

    6 male 0 female - 1 in 64 or 1.6%
    5 male 1 female - 6 in 64 or 9.4%
    4 male 2 female - 15 in 64 or 23.4%
    3 male 3 female - 20 in 64 or 31.3%
    2 male 4 female - 15 in 64 or 23.4%
    1 male 5 female - 6 in 64 or 9.4%
    0 male 6 female - 1 in 64 or 1.6%

    7 chicks

    7 male 0 female - 1 in 128 or 0.8%
    6 male 1 female - 7 in 128 or 5.5%
    5 male 2 female - 21 in 128 or 16.4%
    4 male 3 female - 35 in 128 or 27.3%
    3 male 4 female - 35 in 128 or 27.3%
    2 male 5 female - 21 in 128 or 16.4%
    1 male 6 female - 7 in 128 or 5.5%
    0 male 7 female - 1 in 128 or 0.8%

    8 chicks

    8 male 0 female - 1 in 256 or 0.4%
    7 male 1 female - 8 in 256 or 3.1%
    6 male 2 female - 28 in 256 or 10.9%
    5 male 3 female - 56 in 256 or 21.9%
    4 male 4 female - 70 in 256 or 27.3%
    3 male 5 female - 56 in 256 or 21.9%
    2 male 6 female - 28 in 256 or 10.9%
    1 male 7 female - 8 in 256 or 3.1%
    0 male 8 female - 1 in 256 or 0.4%
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    you better order 10 if you only want 2-3 girls! a friend of mine and I split an order and we wound up with I think it was 1 girl and 5 boys--I got 3 boys!!
     

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