When You Ordered Pullets, How Many Were Roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Laurajean, May 27, 2010.

  1. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I have 7 bantam chicks. I specifically ordered pullets only, but I know that some can be sexed wrong and end up being roos. I am just curious for those of you who specifically ordered pullets: How many did you order and how many of those turned out to be roos?

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  2. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chirping

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    I ordered from mt. hatchery(IN ohio) I ordered 50 pullets got 1 roo. I thought that was good . And he's a good roo now
     
  3. foxflower

    foxflower Songster

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    I once ordered from McMurray. We got one roo out of 25 plus the "rare" roo extra bird. Another time we ordered another 25 from McMurray and got something like 4 roosters of one breed. I've read that the accuracy is usually about 90% no matter what hatchery you're talking about. So, you might get a rooster. Chances are good you won't.
     
  4. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Songster

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    My one batch of 21 has 1 roo (I think only 1)
    My other batch of 5 has 2 roos

    That is not counting in any of my mystery chicks or my straight run groups, as those should have a higher percentage (I think my straight run is running 50/50 pullets/roos) My mystery chicks are all roos...
     
  5. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    One roo out of 20 chicks this spring. He's my first roo and I love him! He's 7 weeks and just starting to crow--funny squeaky hoarse crow. I hope it gets more melodious! I have a broody hen and no fertile eggs, so maybe she can be a mama next year.

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  6. phaethona

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    1 out of 6
    we didnt mail order though, we got them at a farm supply store. they were in the pullet bin though so they were supposed to be females
     
  7. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Songster

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    Hatchery Order - 26 chicks - purposely ordered one roo - got a total of 7
    Hatched myself - 14 - total roos yet to be see but three so far.
     
  8. LittleFeat

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    Ordered 5 from My Pet Chicken. All 5 were girls. That's the main reason I went with them, that and the small order size allowed.
     
  9. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    We split an order with my husbands ex-boss. We order 25 pullets and i roos. His boss order like 7 chickens and one SSH roo. We got our 1 Delaware roo and he actually got 2 SPH roosters. We ordered these from McMurray last year. My RSL hatched out 3 babies last August and they were all roos. so far this year 2 chicks hatched and they are both girls. But have another broody hen and yet to hatch them yet. crossing my fingers
     
  10. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Does it count if I got my chicks from a feed store? It was the day they arrived from Belt Hatchery. I picked all pullets, 2 BR and 2 EE.

    Out of the four I only had one EE cockerel
     

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