why is it that all I can hatch out are males?

gamebirdsonly

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 5, 2007
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I can not figure it out. it's fine if I hatch out mostly roosters for pheasants or other game birds but not for chickens don't make no money for chicken roosters usaully have to just give them away and I hate wasting money on them until they are big enough to get rid of. anybody have ways to hatch out more Hens?
 

justusnak

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Feb 28, 2007
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South Eastern Indiana
Oh I wish there was an easy answer. Mine seem to be 50/50. I hatched out 6 of my EE's 5 girls, one boy. Then I hatched out 6 of my RIR mix...5 boys, ONE girl. UGH! My grandpa used to say
" A pointy egg will give ya a rooster" Im not too sure on that tho. LOL
 

AK-Bird-brain

I gots Duckies!
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Sterling, Alaska
I've been wondering about this also. Its been documented that temperature during incubation of crocodile (or was it alligator?) eggs effects the sex of the hatch-lings.

Anyone with an extremely precise temperature controlled incubator with some free time on their hands want to do an experiment?
 

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