Hen/rooster split on broods
Could I ask everyone to keep track of their hatches this year? If it's a cool weather brood or a hot weather brood, and the female/male split on the hatch
I've noticed over the last three years that the broods from early spring and summer had a higher perponderance of roosters. the later summer, into fall, hatches had a higher number of poulets in the hatch.
I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed it. Is is breed specific? I have Chanteclers. I now hold my hens off from setting until at least July. there's still enough time for the chicks to mature and survive winter, and the last thing i need are more roosters!
On that note, the Chantecler roosters have to be the calmest roosters I have ever seen. They have never yet attacked anyone -- not even threatened.