Can I have standard chicks and bantams shipped together?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bufforp89, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I want to put my order into Ideal and have never had standards and bantams shipped together and I was wondering if it is OK? I was thinking that the standards might squish/suffocate the smaller bantams but then again they are only in the box a short time. Has anyone ever done this?
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    I didn't think bantam chicks were all that smaller than standard chicks. Maybe someone will correct me on that. So, they should be good for shipping. If it is a problem, I doubt Ideal would go along.
  3. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    Call Ideal and ask them since they will have the shipping policies.
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    I have heard they can get squished to death.
  5. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    They ship together just fine. They put seperators in the box so that the little guys aren't in with the bigger ones.
  6. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    Mine shipped just fine matter of fact one of the silkies was hanging out under a packing peanut didnt see him till the packing peanut was moved.

    BTW she is a very heathly little thing!
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I've had both shipped from Ideal and they were fine!
  8. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    I always get my bantis and standards shipped together without problems. Even the banti OEGBs and Japanese.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  9. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    Shipped Jersey Giants with Golden Sebrights togeher.
    One box no divider, they did just fine
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Mine shipped with no problem.

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