Who else has experienced a terrible ratio with a straightrun . . . .

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rocky Road, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    So I got 24 chicks on April 2nd and today went out and looked at everyone carefully and only have 6 hens out of the 24!! I got 24 chicks because I was hoping to end up with at least 10 hens [​IMG]

    I did however incubate some other eggs and have 24 chicks out of that batch as well. Hoping my odds are a little better this time.
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    A LOT of friends I have talked to and their friends too, have all mentioned that there are ton more males then females this year.....last year it was the way around !
  3. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Northern California
    I put a dozen Trader Joe's fertile eggs under a broody. Due this weekend. I candled a couple days ago and found wiggles at a ratio of 6 out of 10. (Two broke from being stepped on). IF any hatch, it's anybody's guess as to how many might be pullets.
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    It's always been my luck. On the average year I hatch out 70% cockrells on most breeds. Our bantams this year were the reverse though, only had a very few cockrells and tons of pullets.

    Figures since I didn't care either way on them. [​IMG]
  5. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Illinois
    My last order from MM was mostly pullets but to get some certain breeds you must order straight run. 10 BBS Cochins-7 roos. 4 Frizzle bantams-3 roos. 4 BLRW-4 roos. 2 SPR-Both roos. Freebee of course a roo. Freezer is full. Note to self - Next year order only pullets! [​IMG]
  6. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2009
    i had 6 roos and only 4 pullets this year
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] Straight run? [​IMG] I ordered Sexed pullets from one of our "reputable" hatcheries & got 60% cockrels! [​IMG] [​IMG] No more hatcheries for me in the last several years.
  8. Vora

    Vora Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2011
    I've heard a theory about this somewhere; that they sex pullets, obviously, and then the ones that they sex as cockerels get put in the "straight run" bin. On top of the actual straight - runs, of course.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  9. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    When I ordered from a breeder he gave mebantamn leghorns I ordered standereds and out of the 12 I got only 2 were hens
  10. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Sunny So Cal
    Quote:I have heard the same thing. A friend told me that when he wants a certain number of hens and roos he spends the extra and orders sexed birds because he always gets mostly roos out of straight run.

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