Assorted bantams from My Pet Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Brooke78, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Brooke78

    Brooke78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2014
    Just placed my order for assorted bantams just wondering if anyone else has orderd that assortment from them and what you got ? I am hoping for a good assortment and at least 1 silkie. And i orderd female and paid and extra 8.75 per chick so i hope they will be correct . Thanks for any input .
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013

    you might want to look at the Bantams assortment from Meyers hatchery. They have pictures of actual stock. My Pet Chicken gets there birds from them. I ordered my chicks from Meyer this year. They have nice birds. paid a extra 8 dollars EACH to get females??? WOW ! I ordered females but paid a extra .50 cents to a dollar more for them!!That just seems steep! maybe because they are bantams and that makes sexing difficult? still seems quite steep.
  3. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2015
    Just curious - how did your assortment turn out? I just ordered an assortment of female bantams also :)
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  4. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2015
    Just an update - we ordered 18 female bantam chicks from My Pet Chicken in August. One died in transit, the others were alive. One struggled, but a good three days of vitamins and it was doing well. Not too bad for tiny bantams. MPC was extremely responsive, immediately refunding for the dead chick and checking back in to see how the weak chick fared.

    At this point (8 months later), we are very pleased. Only wanted to keep 5 or 6, and sold the rest (we wanted to pick the best personalities so we got more than we needed). All were indeed girls - we kept them until that was positive :). We got Easter eggers, wellsummers, d'uccles, brahmas, and polish. We ended up rehoming an ee, the wellsummers, two d'uccles, two polish, and the brahmas. Kept 3 ees, a polish, and a d'uccles. Very very pleased. They started laying at 5-6 months. All three ees laid blue eggs! We have a brown, a white, and a black and white ee. Our polish is super personable, as is our d'uccles. I don't keep a roo, so I only keep very very mellow birds. The others went to friends, and all are very happy with them. At 8 months, all three ee's went broody.

    Summary - we got a good assortment (5 breeds in 18 birds), happy with the birds, all female.

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