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Cackle hatchery's Hatchery Surprise- Anybody got this before?

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Looking through  some of the hatcheries  specials I came across  Cackle Hatchery's  Hatchery Surprise.    It   is 39.95.   Below is what I copied and  pasted  below.  My question is- Has anybody got this assortment before   and  is it really a bargain?  Also  has anyone ordered from   Cackle before.  Would like some feedback from those who have .    It doesn't make clear what kind of birds and was wondering if this possibley includes ducks and geese also. 

Thanks  -  Wayne
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Hatchery Surprise

Like Surprises?
No choice of kind or amount of birds but we guarantee a bargain.
         

Hatchery Choice are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age
Breed Abbrv   Group   QTY   Price   
To Purchase
Hatchery Surprise   Hatchery Choice   1   

39.95
  
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Wayne in Huntingdon Tennessee 
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My sister ordered it for my grandmother two years ago. If I recall correctly there were 2 turkeys, 2 ducks and 45 chickens. There were alot of different breeds. Some I remember are Polish, Cochins, Black Stars, Leghorns, Buff Orps. For the price we were really pleased. She didn't loose a single in shipping. Hope that helps.

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Originally Posted by shortcake1806 

My sister ordered it for my grandmother two years ago. If I recall correctly there were 2 turkeys, 2 ducks and 45 chickens. There were alot of different breeds. Some I remember are Polish, Cochins, Black Stars, Leghorns, Buff Orps. For the price we were really pleased. She didn't loose a single in shipping. Hope that helps.


Thanks that gives me an idea of what I could possibly get if I ordered it.      Did she get any pullets or  mostly  roosters , Do you remember?

Wayne in Huntingdon Tennessee 
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Originally Posted by shortcake1806 

My sister ordered it for my grandmother two years ago. If I recall correctly there were 2 turkeys, 2 ducks and 45 chickens. There were alot of different breeds. Some I remember are Polish, Cochins, Black Stars, Leghorns, Buff Orps. For the price we were really pleased. She didn't loose a single in shipping. Hope that helps.


Considering  current prices for turkeys  alone ,  this whole  deal  would be a bargain today.

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post #5 of 1733
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Yeah I've noticed that   turkeys and geese are really expensive.    I may order this special yet.  Just wanted to get  some input from  other people who had orded it.  Thanks you guys for the  responses!!

Wayne

Wayne in Huntingdon Tennessee 
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I have place an order for this and 50 big_smile  St. run RIR's to be shipped on the 16th of March(my oldest nieces B-day) LOL  I hope I get a good mix.  I called in my order and told the Lady I wanted a good mix.  I have a few kinds of chickens, few ducks, 4 geese, few pigeons, goats, rabbits...etc.   I like variety!!! smile  She told me the later the hatch date the better the possible mix it may be.

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I forwarded the infor about this  special to a friend in my yahoo chicken club and he emailed me back in about 10 minutes and had ordered it.  Guess that makes me an enabler-  He's going to let me know how it turns out too.

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I ordered this last May.  This is what I received :
1 Goose- gander, chinese
2 turkeys -both toms, 1 bbb, 1bbw
2 guineas- both female, both pearl
2 ducks- both female, one crested blue swedish, one cayuga
about 30 chicks
2 female california white
1 pair buttercups
2 female light brahmas
2 pair silver laced wyandotte
2 female cochins
2 female red shouldered yokohama
1 pair white crested blue polish
2 pair white crested black polish
4 male silver laced polish
2 female jersey giants
6 male and 1 female buff orpington

One orpington had a crossed beak, but all others were healthy.  Quality was good, not show quality, but very nice for a hatchery.

Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by Redtractorranch 

I ordered this last May.  This is what I received :
1 Goose- gander, chinese
2 turkeys -both toms, 1 bbb, 1bbw
2 guineas- both female, both pearl
2 ducks- both female, one crested blue swedish, one cayuga
about 30 chicks
2 female california white
1 pair buttercups
2 female light brahmas
2 pair silver laced wyandotte
2 female cochins
2 female red shouldered yokohama
1 pair white crested blue polish
2 pair white crested black polish
4 male silver laced polish
2 female jersey giants
6 male and 1 female buff orpington

One orpington had a crossed beak, but all others were healthy.  Quality was good, not show quality, but very nice for a hatchery.

Hope this helps!


Thanks  It is very helpful-  I'm gonna forward this thread to my friend who  ordered this right after I emailed him about it.    I guess I'm a chicken enabler.   

Wayne

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They sure do have a lot of new 'bargain specials' compared to last year!  Too bad I'd already bought my chicks for the year,  but I'm happy with supporting the locals.   Cackle Hatchery is about a 90 min drive (Lebanon MO) from my house, whereas Griffiths is only 30 minutes (Fulton MO). 

Still, I'd like to make a trip down there to Cackle Hatchery sometime at THOSE awesome prices for some of the more rare breeds/ bargain specials.  But I've reached my husband's chicken limit, so in a few months I'll probably sell the ones that aren't cuddly perfect angel chickens. 

Maybe someday when I'm not living in a subdivision, I can get more  smile  lol

My husband has a dog & cat allergy, so we have one pet rabbit,  2 female cockatiels,  an older Barred Rock hen, 1 Langshan hen, over 2 dozen porcelain d'uccles, a dozen mille fleur d'uccles, and 11 Speckled Sussexes (1 male)   NPIP certified pullorum-typhoid-avianinfluenza free MO 43-711.
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My husband has a dog & cat allergy, so we have one pet rabbit,  2 female cockatiels,  an older Barred Rock hen, 1 Langshan hen, over 2 dozen porcelain d'uccles, a dozen mille fleur d'uccles, and 11 Speckled Sussexes (1 male)   NPIP certified pullorum-typhoid-avianinfluenza free MO 43-711.
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