I'm not sure if it's true or not but there always seems to be more cockerels than hens when you hatch out chicks!
Take this batch of chicks for example. Five hatched last October (very late - not planned!) and it turns out four are cockerels and only one is a hen!
The hen I'll keep as a laying bird but the boys have a different destiny, I can see four Sunday roasts, a few curries and at least a couple of risottos in front of me!
Who else thinks that there seems to be more male than females when you hatch chickens or am I just being negative due to this last batch?