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

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

  1. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's nothing... I have about 40 chickens/ducks/guineas already. I hatched out 4 chicks a week ago. There's 42 more eggs in the incubator right now. Today I got the Cackle Surprise. Next week I get 100 brown egg layers (though 25 of them are for someone else).

    I'm having a hard time figuring out the breeds I got, there's so many of them that look so close!
    So far I've got:

    Rhode Island Red
    Barred Rock (or a Dominique)
    Mottled Houdan
    White Sultan
    Spangled OE Game
    Black Breasted Red Phoenix
    Black Rose Comb Bantam
     
  2. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question for those who've gotten this several times before...

    I've gotten a few of them by 2's. Are those generally one male and one female?
     
  3. SlipsWife

    SlipsWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of mine last year were pairs too. A few of them were a pullet/rooster, my order was very pullet heavy and I didn't have any (of the ones I kept, which was over half of the order) that were rooster/rooster.

    I'm not sure I explained that very clearly...

    Generally, I had pullet/pullet, a few were mixed, no rooster/rooster [​IMG]
     
  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine were either pullets or a pair.
     
  5. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. littlekatzz

    littlekatzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well poultry could be taken as all kinds. I'm hoping so as I'd like ducks in my assortment
     
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  8. mnhomestead

    mnhomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't remember, did it ever say ducks, turkeys , geese? I don't recall if it did, and it still says numerous breeds and kinds of poultry... The numbers are new though I think!

    If I do order I still can't decide if I want the surprise or the happy cackle special! (1 pair geese 1 pair ducks 2 turkeys 10 pullets 1 rooster 10 assorted rare chicks)
     
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  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It states poultry. That can be chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. It also states kinds of poultry. That means more than one type of poultry.

    In addition, we have just seen people post here that they received ducks and turkeys in their surprises over the last few days.
     
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  10. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, i kinda wonder. That big yellow sign that says Baby Chick Prices. It may be a change. Hope not for you sake. [​IMG]
     

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