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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FirstTimer, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. FirstTimer

    FirstTimer In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2009
    Between St.Run,Cockerels, and Pullets... if you have read some of my post a couple months ago i was incubating chicken for a x-mas hatch.. 0% succsess =[.... so now im ordering new born baby chicks so i can feel beter about my self =].. but i was wondering if thats just male or female issue.

  2. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    Straight run are un-sexed, you might get 50/50 of each. Cockerels are young roosters, pullets are young hens.
  3. sian

    sian In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Purcellville VA
    St Run means you get whatever is available without them being sexed, so you will get whatever mix of roosters and hens were hatched. Cockerels means you will get (pretty much guaranteed) chicks that grow into roosters, and pullets means you will get (pretty much guaranteed) hens. I believe most places are about 95% accurate on getting the right sex of day old birds. It gets harder as they get older, until they are about 8 weeks old, because their "parts" disappear for a while. Or at least that's my understanding.
  4. fargosmom

    fargosmom Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
    Pasadena, CA
    I suspect that my good friend Murphy will influence the outcome of straight run chicks; if for example you want mostly pullets, you'll probably get mostly cockerels . . . and vicey-versey. 50/50 sounds kinda optimistic! [​IMG]

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