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

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

  1. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2014
    Has anyone gotten geese lately?
  2. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2013
    Billerica Ma

    I got a few silkies from cackle they are 7 months old[​IMG]
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  3. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2013
    Southern Louisiana
    Just got the call !!!! :) Our Second Surprise will arrive at the house shortly !! :))

    I will update with a head count and pictures !! [​IMG]
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  4. mateus lov rose

    mateus lov rose New Egg

    Sep 24, 2013
    hi guys... Im new at this page... N i hv already learn more.... Thankx

    frm namibia
  5. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2013
    Southern Louisiana
    The Gang is here !!!!

    ALL chickens :) 63 of them.

    * * * * 63 * * * *[​IMG]( = $0.96 a chick ) Wohooo

    They are doing great with no DOAs.

    Eating and drinking like champs !



    *note* they have plenty of room in the brooder. They only wanting to use half the space to help them stay close/warm. Eventually they spread out :)
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
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  6. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2013
    Got my package this morning! 53 chicks, 2 Peking ducks (hopefully a pair!), and 1 turkey, looks like a Blue Slate. All were alive when we got them, but one ended up getting trampled in the brooder.

    Now we are looking through the catalog to see what all kinds we got!
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  7. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh My Gosh you two!

    Serenity30, are you happy you had the surprises shipped different days? Did you get a different variety?
  8. SlipsWife

    SlipsWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2013
    Odessa, Texas
    With our losses from our surprises and the amount of chicks 'everyone' else seems to be getting I almost feel disappointed in our surprise!
  9. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    S.W. TN
    63 [​IMG] My husband would DIE if I got that many! I would be happy [​IMG]
  10. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    No kidding! However I'm not sure I could have handled that many chicks--I had 30 others that I ordered specifically.

    I'm not sure it's the type of thing I'd be inclined to complain about. I think if the hatchery gets too many calls/emails along the lines of "So-and-so from the interwebs got way more chicks/ducks than I!" they'll stop offering the surprise. It's a surprise and I know it's a gamble when I order it.

    I think once I have all the birds out of the brooders I'll have to order another surprise.

    Sunday I'll be offloading 15 to a friend, then on Monday I'll trade another 20 for some broilers. Once the broilers are gone and my keepers are feathered out... this is getting out of control.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014

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