Something I'm doing wrong, or just dumb, bad luck. It seems like most of my hatches, I end up with a lot more males than females: Rouen Ducks hatched May 30-31 -- 5 total, 3 males, 2 hens Turkeys, hatched May 30-31 -- 6 total, I think it's going to be 4 males and 2 hens, not sure yet though. Button Quail hatched July 5-6 -- 7 total, 5 males, 2 hens. Coturnix Quail hatched July 30-31, 8 total, 5 males, 3 hens. Button Quail hatched August 2-3-4, 7 total, 5 males 2 hens (pretty sure, one is iffy due to coloration but I think its a rooster). Coturnix Quail hatched August 26-27, 30 total, can't tell yet. I am anxious to see what this ratio turns out like. Is there something about male eggs that make them tougher/easier to incubate than female eggs, resulting in more males hatching? I want MORE hens and fewer males, since I'm mostly after eggs. Now, the only major success in getting hens was in my Isa Browns -- 6 hens, 0 roosters. Of course, I BOUGHT those from the feed store!