Haha! I know it really looks weird seeing so many chicks staring into the camera!That's a lot of Silkies! Wow!! They are pretty cute as babies, I agree. You can see their faces at that age, though, so I guess they don't bother me as much.
I think the most chicks I had at a time was 22 or somewhere in that vicinity, back on 2017. Carrying that many birds back and forth every single day from their brooder to their daytime pen and vice versa was exhausting! And I got a whopping 5 pullets to show for it that year, so I guess my luck with cockerels hasn't changed much!
I'm just not so sure how many she had, I would have to ask her.
Yep, I feel like cockerels are at such a high rate when you don't sex them. So let's say you got 25 unsexed chicks from a hatchery, you'd probably get 20 cockerels and only 5 pullets so weird..
Someone I work for has lots of chickens. She always has broody hens and whenever I go over to her house their are always new chicks, they have a lot of roosters.