i've ordered several different kinds of chicks and ducklings from ideal. VERY NICE birds, very dependable and even when i called multiple times to add something to my order, they were very helpful and always very nice. i wouldn't order from anyone else!!
also, i ordered some sexed pullets and all of them are indeed girls!!
I ordered two different shipments in 2006 from them with a total of 80 chicks. Gorgeous animals. I just got another shipment in this morning from them. Couldn't be more pleased. I can't wait for them to grow out and fluff up!
Ive ordered from them this past March. I ordered 10 RIR hens 2 RIR roo's and 2 Dominiques and 2 Buttercups. I ordered 1 hen and 1 roo dominiques, but they sent me 2 dom. roo's.
Total order was 16 chickens all together. 1 of the chicks that I ordered died after a few days of arrival. So I emailed them and told them what had happened and they refunded me a couple of dollars for the cost of the dead chick.
Then the buttercup roo died about 2 months ago from the heat, I suppose, not really sure though. But if I had to judge them on a scale of 1-10. Id give them a 8. I think that I am gonna order from someone else next time just to see if everyone elses service is the same.
I dont wanna sound like Im against them. But you should expect a few mistakes when ordering any chicks that arent fully grown to fiqure out the exact sex of you order. Mistakes can and will happen! Other than that they responed to each and every email that I sent them and they were very curtious too.
All my birds are from Ideal (except s few ducks we hatched). They are gorgeous birds. My RIRs are a nice mahogany like they should be. I've only ever gotten 2 accidental roos from them. Are you wanting to try their hatching eggs or just buy chick?