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That is very hard to predict. Some of my hatches almost all were roos and here as of lately I have been having better luck with more girls hatching. Now I just jinxed myself! I bet I will be hatching more roos now! ;)
 

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According to Wiki, the answer is 60:40. The average ratio of hens to roosters in a hatch is 60:40. 60 hens, 40 roosters. Wiki must not have ever tried to hatch chickens. :mad:
 

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Mother Nature hates me, the year that I had broody go through the flock like a disease I did a tally and had something like 75% males. It was several years before I had another hen hatch out peeps and out of 9 eggs, 4 were duds, 4 boys, 1 girl. So 80%.

Everything I have ever read was Mother Nature keeps things even, about 50/50, just not in my neck of the woods. If you are going to hatch yourself you had better have a plan in place to deal with 50% + male peeps.
 

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Mother Nature hates me, the year that I had broody go through the flock like a disease I did a tally and had something like 75% males. It was several years before I had another hen hatch out peeps and out of 9 eggs, 4 were duds, 4 boys, 1 girl. So 80%.

Everything I have ever read was Mother Nature keeps things even, about 50/50, just not in my neck of the woods. If you are going to hatch yourself you had better have a plan in place to deal with 50% + male peeps.
fatten up the boys & send them to camp
mother nature is looking out for you
she wants your freezer to stay full :D
 

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Roslyn said:
Mother Nature hates me, the year that I had broody go through the flock like a disease I did a tally and had something like 75% males. It was several years before I had another hen hatch out peeps and out of 9 eggs, 4 were duds, 4 boys, 1 girl. So 80%.

Everything I have ever read was Mother Nature keeps things even, about 50/50, just not in my neck of the woods. If you are going to hatch yourself you had better have a plan in place to deal with 50% + male peeps.
It seems like everyone hatching around here last year had the same issues 70-80% boys. There was a lot of butchering going on.
 
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