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Poll Results: Have you ordered from Ideal Poultry this year (2011)?

 
  • 30% (163)
    I ordered and already got my birds.
  • 17% (94)
    I ordered and I am awaiting my order!
  • 16% (85)
    I wanted to order but they are sold out of what I want.
  • 29% (158)
    No. (This option is for Illia ;-)
527 Total Votes  
post #1 of 552
Thread Starter 

Wow!  ep

The Ideal Poultry website shows sold out until "June 2011" for most standard breeds and some even say "sold out until 2012"!

I ordered 2 batches in January (25 pullets each) and 2 in February (21 chicks and then 9 chicks and 4 geese).  All told, I have ordered 7 times in 6 months.

I am VERY happy with the value for money I received.  Sure, there were a few losses and a couple minor mistakes, but they do a bang-up job of selling and shipping wonderful birds!

I suspect that a lot of the "Serious Breeders" supplement with Ideal Stock for diversity, simply because a lot of the rarer breeds are not easy to obtain!

Ideal has the most reasonable prices on even the rarest birds!

No, I don't work for them.

Yes, I know this is not the place for reviews.  I am just curious about how many BYC-ers are also Ideal Poultry supporters.

The insanity of having chickens seems to be keeping me sane!
Careful tender of an ever-increasing flock of mostly blue/ green egg layers and a few special-needs birds. 
Oh, and Smoky, the best dog EVER!   
MY PM BOX is ALWAYS FULL!  *hides
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The insanity of having chickens seems to be keeping me sane!
Careful tender of an ever-increasing flock of mostly blue/ green egg layers and a few special-needs birds. 
Oh, and Smoky, the best dog EVER!   
MY PM BOX is ALWAYS FULL!  *hides
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post #2 of 552

I wanted to get some Orpingtons and Sussex form them but I missed the order window. Oh well, buying local this year then.

Hens - Leghorn, Orpington, Welsummer, Cochin, Americana, Gold Laced Wyandotte, and two Speckled Sussex.
Roosters - Two Silkies and a Gold Laced Wyandotte.
Other Critters - A mutt cat, a Flat coated Retriever, an  Italian Greyhound, two hooded ratties, and one ten year old brother.
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Hens - Leghorn, Orpington, Welsummer, Cochin, Americana, Gold Laced Wyandotte, and two Speckled Sussex.
Roosters - Two Silkies and a Gold Laced Wyandotte.
Other Critters - A mutt cat, a Flat coated Retriever, an  Italian Greyhound, two hooded ratties, and one ten year old brother.
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post #3 of 552

Oh you are just cruel. tongue

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #4 of 552
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Originally Posted by Illia 

Oh you are just cruel. tongue


That was so cute!  lol Why doesn't anyone ever make a poll with a special button for ME to push? Whine...whine....

Edited because I thought it might be misunderstood.


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 3/2/11 at 10:03pm

Small flock of Black Australorps, EEs, and Nankins.

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly." - William Shakespeare

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Small flock of Black Australorps, EEs, and Nankins.

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly." - William Shakespeare

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post #5 of 552

We did a group order up here, then we can split the cost of the health papers. I got Lav Silkies and Pilgrams

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. --Amelia Earhart

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You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. --Amelia Earhart

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post #6 of 552
Thread Starter 

Meow!

Taken 3/2/2011 with my camera phone!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/70082_angel_on_eggs.jpg

The insanity of having chickens seems to be keeping me sane!
Careful tender of an ever-increasing flock of mostly blue/ green egg layers and a few special-needs birds. 
Oh, and Smoky, the best dog EVER!   
MY PM BOX is ALWAYS FULL!  *hides
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The insanity of having chickens seems to be keeping me sane!
Careful tender of an ever-increasing flock of mostly blue/ green egg layers and a few special-needs birds. 
Oh, and Smoky, the best dog EVER!   
MY PM BOX is ALWAYS FULL!  *hides
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post #7 of 552

I had mine within a week of ordering BUT Ideal screwed up.I had my contact phone as my cell phone...phone lines went down in a storm and I knew they may not be fixed in time.So,the PO spent the day calling my home phone not my cell and they stayed in the po annex an extra day..lost 2 I may have not lost.Sure enough the invoice label had my home # but a copy of the order Ideal had did only have my cell #. They were having weather issues and didn't notice a phone # change.
No I don't use their birds in my breeding pens..not a chance but I use them in my laying flock where quality is based on egg production and not breeding standards.That way I can keep my breeding pens for my quality birds and not have to worry about replacing layers and hatching a bunch of common laying breed roos that you have to feed for weeks before giving them away to get them off the feed bill.
So,I'm not the only one with a broody black and white cat..mine just loves to lay on eggs idunno

Buehler's Fancy Friends..Home to numerous Grand Champion Mini Rex rabbits, Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarf's

2012  Convention top 10 Broken Mini Rex Sr Buck-open

A few fun chickens, 2 horses,2 dogs, 4 cats and Smoochie the Donkey!

Girl Scout Cookies starting 12/24/12

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Buehler's Fancy Friends..Home to numerous Grand Champion Mini Rex rabbits, Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarf's

2012  Convention top 10 Broken Mini Rex Sr Buck-open

A few fun chickens, 2 horses,2 dogs, 4 cats and Smoochie the Donkey!

Girl Scout Cookies starting 12/24/12

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post #8 of 552
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Originally Posted by HBuehler 

So,I'm not the only one with a broody black and white cat..mine just loves to lay on eggs idunno


Nope, I have a black tom who would hatch eggs if I let him lol

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. --Amelia Earhart

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You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. --Amelia Earhart

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post #9 of 552
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Originally Posted by IdealisticRoo 

Meow!

Taken 3/2/2011 with my camera phone!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/70082_angel_on_eggs.jpg


What's funny is that all those egg colors there are actually real egg colors. At first you convinced me those were real eggs, then I saw the plastic mold lines on them.

But the olive eggs look real. . . .And the light blue one on the left. Which are real, which aren't? I'm guessing the whites, brown, and turquoise blue are fake, yes?

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #10 of 552
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Illia 
Quote:
Originally Posted by IdealisticRoo 

Meow!

Taken 3/2/2011 with my camera phone!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/70082_angel_on_eggs.jpg


What's funny is that all those egg colors there are actually real egg colors. At first you convinced me those were real eggs, then I saw the plastic mold lines on them.

But the olive eggs look real. . . .And the light blue one on the left. Which are real, which aren't? I'm guessing the whites, brown, and turquoise blue are fake, yes?


The only real egg is the light blue one on the far left.  The others (except for the 2 white ping-pong balls) are from a $2.99 bag of 15 eggs that Ross had in their Easter stuff!  They work, because my new layer - a bantam OEG started laying in the nest box with them!  She is only 4 months old!

I was so surprised to catch the cat napping in there and even more surprised that I actually got a good picture on my camera phone! 

Most of my pictures taken with an expensive camera are hard to even identify the subject matter as a chicken!

I got a two-tone egg!  It is blue and darker blue, with a definite line about 1/3 the way up!  I swear I didn't mess with it!  I will post a pic in a few...

The insanity of having chickens seems to be keeping me sane!
Careful tender of an ever-increasing flock of mostly blue/ green egg layers and a few special-needs birds. 
Oh, and Smoky, the best dog EVER!   
MY PM BOX is ALWAYS FULL!  *hides
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The insanity of having chickens seems to be keeping me sane!
Careful tender of an ever-increasing flock of mostly blue/ green egg layers and a few special-needs birds. 
Oh, and Smoky, the best dog EVER!   
MY PM BOX is ALWAYS FULL!  *hides
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