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Extra chicks in IDEAL shipment

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by medtec113, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. medtec113

    medtec113 Songster

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    Last year when I ordered my chicks from IDEAL I recieved extra chickens for warmth. They were all Black Australorp roos. This year I assumed they would be the same and when they arrived, they were all yellow/gold like buff orphintons look. Does anybody know what flavor chicks IDEAL is using recently for shipment warmth? just curious
     

  2. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

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    They use what ever they have extra of. One shipment could be orphintons and the next order could be EE's. Just depends [​IMG]
     
  3. chocolate m'scovy

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    When hatcheries send "packing peanuts," those extra chicks, there is no guarantee what breed of chicken they will be. Basically, they send whatever breed they have the most extras of at the time. [​IMG] Surprises, surprises. [​IMG]
     
  4. medtec113

    medtec113 Songster

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    thanks. I was just wondering if anyone else recieved the same things in the last week and had identified them.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, as said it is anything they have extra of. Murray McMurray does the same, except theirs is claimed an "exotic rare chick" . . . Usually an Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  7. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Songster

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    I got 11 RIR roos in December. [​IMG]
     

  8. silverfern

    silverfern In the Brooder

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    what does it mean by for "comfort" ? *i mean "warmth"
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  9. ARose4Heaven

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    Quote:I am awaiting a McMurray order next week. I sure hope it is an EE roo. I am scared silly they will send me one of those vulture-looking Turkens. The weather in my hen house would freeze dry the bare-necked little dinosaur. I like feathered birds. I hope you're right...an EE would be fine with me!
     

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