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MY BANTUM HEN WANTS TO HATCH BUT I CANT RISK HAVING A COCKEREL JUST HAD TO LET 7 GO TO ANOTHER HOME DUE TO COUNCIL PROBLEMS AND NEIGHBOURS.    IS THERE ANYTING I CAN DO I REALLY WOULD LIKE MORE CHICKS NOT COCKERELS  ALSO HOW CAN WE KNOW EARLY IF ITS A COCKEREL MY NAME IS JULIE    REPLY NEEDED URGENTLY THANKS

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mpilchfamily

3 years ago

As i understand it, on average half the eggs will be male and half female. Nothing you can do to change that. So you'll have males no matter what. You'll just have to wait till they all hatch and then have them sexed to see which you'll keep and which you'll sell. No way to know before they are hatched.

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rickharrismpilchfamily

Answer 3 years ago

Sods law makes it more males than females. Out of the 35 eggs we have incubated we have had about half that didn't hatch and a 2:1 cock to hen ratio.

One nice thing though one cockerel we retained to fertilize our own chickens has a gene that causes his offspring to lay green shelled eggs.

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icengrickharris

Answer 3 years ago

Very neat. We had a chicken that occasionally did green (no males)

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rickharrisiceng

Answer 3 years ago

The offspring of this cockerel all lay green eggs. Nice but we don't charge any extra :-)

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icengrickharris

Answer 3 years ago

I knew a vet who could put a small written note into a chicken egg and proposed marriage to his now wife, so when she broke open the egg there was the proposal.

Does not harm the hen :-)

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rickharris

3 years ago

NOW I replied ASAP and yet you don't even come back to say you have seen the reply and thanks Mmmm. That's gratitude for you.

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rickharris

3 years ago

With chickens and I assume bantams as well you can tell almost as soon as the chicken has hatched.

The wing feathers will be different

here is a video to show you

and here at 3:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fb7CbqdLpA

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Can't be urgent as you write all in caps, which in online terms is considered to be not polite.

You might not know it but chickens actually hatch from eggs, they can be bought, same for freshly hatched chickens.