Does Ideal sex their chickes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by buttons, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking of geting 9 silkies from Ideal but I don't want any roos. When I order can I ask them to sex them?
     
  2. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    They don't sex bantams, and Silkies are bantams. Maybe you can call them and ask, but I know you can't order them online that way.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i dont think,,, THINK they sex silkies,, but not sure.
     
  4. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TX baby!
    they dont.

    My Pet Chicken does though
     
  5. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll look into that thatnks! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  6. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered some from them a couple weeks ago and they will not sex them. They only offer st run. I don't think any hatchery sexes bantams??
     
  7. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats good to know. But If I get too many roos what would I have to do to them?
     
  8. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you will not eat them you could list them on craigslist or take them to auction.
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm pretty sure MPC is the only hatchary in the US (if that's even where you are!) that sexes all of their chicks, INCLUDING bantams. We're planning to order with their small order policy in February.

    If you live in a major city: 3 chicks is the minimum.

    30 minutes away from a city: 5 is the minimum.

    And more than 30 minutes: 8 is the minimum.

    We're getting eight. [​IMG]
     
  10. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    when does my pet chicken stop selling chicks? I know they start feb somthing but when do they end?
     

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