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Anyone ever have a hen that only hatched girls??

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It's a little bit too soon to tell, as I've only done a couple of hatches with this pairing (a lovely blue wheaten hen x handsome blue wheaten roo), for a total of about 15- 20 chicks, 3 different hatches... but so far, they ALL seem to be pullets.  The youngest ones are 4 weeks old and are still looking pullet-y to me, though it's possible that 1 could be a splash roo ... anyway... just wondering... I sold 8 to someone a couple months back and she says they all look the same... which by now is odd, as the boys should be looking considerably darker... Question 



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Holy...that hen is a keeper! It certainly does seem unlikely to have all pullets out of 15-20 chicks. I have 16 chicks right now and it is exactly half and half with eight of each.

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I know, right? Sounds crazy and far-fetched, but she's definitely throwing a lot of girls out there... I can confirm in another 4 weeks when the other person's chicks feather out more... should be able to confirm hens/roos by then.

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That would be amazing! I hope it the case and she passes this spectacular trait on to her offspring.

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Very Happy Meee toooo!!

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Did the hen in question lay all the eggs or just hatch them? Is anyone adding to her nest?

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Schipperkesue wrote:Did the hen in question lay all the eggs or just hatch them?  Is anyone adding to her nest?

The one hen layed all the eggs. For sure and positively.

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The odds are ever in your favor. Go buy a lottery ticket!

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So did they all turn out to be pullets ?

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Maybe it the year. I seem to have predomantly pullets this year!

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Might be the year for pullets, for sure. I have kept back 4 chicks from "Happy" my blue wheaten ameraucana and 3 are confirmed pullets, 1 confirmed roo. I do have 2 more chicks from her, but are only a week old, so too soon to tell.
I also have kept 4 silkie chicks from my pair, and 2 are for sure pullets... and gotta wait to see what the other 2 are; they are only 4 weeks old.
AND I only kept 2 chicks from my blue marans, and BOTH are pullets! Yay!!
Thank goodness; the last 2 years have been mostly boys!

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Well I was checking my Buff Silkie older Chicks.   Heather and I weren't sure if there were 4 roosters and 2 pullets or not.  

But after having a really good look at them today in their new run, I have 4 pullets and 2 Roosters.  I am thrilled.  So won't have anything for sale

this year after all.


Question----On a warm sunny day, could I wet their topknots down with warm water so they can see better????    Anybody?

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lady leghorn wrote:Well I was checking my Buff Silkie older Chicks.   Heather and I weren't sure if there were 4 roosters and 2 pullets or not.  

But after having a really good look at them today in their new run, I have 4 pullets and 2 Roosters.  I am thrilled.  So won't have anything for sale

this year after all.


Question----On a warm sunny day, could I wet their topknots down with warm water so they can see better????    Anybody?

you might want to start a new thread for your question.

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Your'e right. I will do that.  Very Happy 

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So... update... I kept 6 chicks from different hatchings and I got 5 pullets. Yay! Not sure how the ones I sold turned out. I lost one lady's contact info, but need to email the other one... REALLY curious to see what she ended up with!

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