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

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by cwc362, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think it matters a whole lot. I have gotten some nice chickens from Murray McMurray.
     
  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look at the breeder flock videos on the pages for those breeds.

    Buff Brahma Bantam
    Golden Seabright
    Silver Seabright

    Like everybody I'm sure, they do better with some breeds than others.
     
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  3. almachick

    almachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been reading through this thread in anticipation. I just got the call from cackle that my chicks are leaving tonight. I ordered 2 surprise specials, requesting no turkeys, and1 hungry man. I can hardly wait! I only live 3 hours away but since I was calving and lambing I didn't get to drive down to pick them like I hoped. So...I have to wait. Trying to stay patient while so excited...
     
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  4. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our second surprise is on its way. Weighing 5lbs. :)
     
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  5. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stupid question here, but where does it show you the weight? I just checked mine, it says Dispatched to Sort Facility for the status with the tracking #, but I don't see where on the USPS site or the auto e-mail from Cackle where it says the weight.

    Edit: Nevermind, I see it. You have to click the link to the Endicia website and then click Shipping Information. I had gone right to the USPS website.

    Mine weighs 5lbs. :)

    Uh oh... tracking says estimated delivery is Thursday. That's cutting it close to the 3 day mark AND we're supposed to get a foot of snow Wednesday night (and it was 55 degrees today!). Here's hoping they get here ok.
     
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  6. SlipsWife

    SlipsWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's going to be a lot of chicks! I can't wait to see what you get!
    That's what mine was this last time [​IMG]

    Mine always shows 3 days but its always here in 2. You might want to call Cackle to verify.
     
  7. almachick

    almachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my wake up call from the post office today. I counted 98 chicks, 5 ducks, and 1 turkey. The ducks are 2 khaki and 3 rouens (sp?) Not at all sure about the chicks or turkey yet.
     
  8. almachick

    almachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so any help to what is what is greatly appreciated. I am thinking there are quite a few Old E which would be fantastic. Wish there would have been a polish or something...
     
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  9. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I can't wait to get mine. The availability list seemed to indicate a lot of Old English Game Birds left, so I'll probably get a bunch of those, too :) I'm hoping for lots of ducks. I was hoping for geese, too. But it doesn't say they have any available.
     
  10. almachick

    almachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I was hoping for geese too...A little bummed I didn't get any, but the oe and 5 ducks made up for it. Not so sure about the turkey, but my husband was thrilled about it I told him that could be his project. Funny thing is he is a little scared of birds in general. Lol!
     

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