extra chicks!!!???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jadude, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will hatcheries ever throw in free extra chicks
     
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  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually, but they are typically roos
     
  3. Bokeeliachick

    Bokeeliachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered 25 pullets from Meyer.
    They sent 29.
    We ended up with 3 roosters.
    Not too bad.
    They all survived and are thriving.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered 25 chicks from McMurray hatchery and ended up with 27, the 2 extra were roosters, a buff rock and a white cochin.
     
  5. mgibbzzz

    mgibbzzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got two from Meyer and they were both hens.

    Michelle

    DMK Ranch
     
  6. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a free hen with our order of hens from Stromburg and a ? free from Meyer in the straightrun. It looks like most of the straightrun from Meyer is roos - possibly 20 out 26. No more straightrun orders for me. They're all healthy and happy but thats alot of roos! Or I think its alot of roos - its hard to tell. [​IMG]
     
  7. Pull what?

    Pull what? Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered 27 from Mcmurry, received 29. The extra WCBP is a roo, but our extra Minorca looks like her 6 sisters.

    I was not expecting their sexing to be so accurate. 28 pullets - 1 roo, and the roo was the "straight run free exotic"
     
  8. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered 25 [5 silkies, 5 speckled sussex, 7 welsummers, 8 ameraucanas] from X-Treme Game Birds, and got an extra ameraucana and an extra silkie. I think it's pretty standard.
     
  9. KB3GZW

    KB3GZW Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 2 Buff Orps, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 White Leghorns, 2 Easter Eggers, and 2 Rhode Island Reds from My Pet Chicken. I received one extra Barred Rock.
     
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  10. havi

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    I ordered 4 pullets from Ideal and recieved 16 chicks. I just gave all the extras away, so I dont know if they were roos or hens. [​IMG]
     

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