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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jadude, Sep 6, 2008.
will hatcheries ever throw in free extra chicks
Usually, but they are typically roos
We ordered 25 pullets from Meyer.
They sent 29.
We ended up with 3 roosters.
Not too bad.
They all survived and are thriving.
We ordered 25 chicks from McMurray hatchery and ended up with 27, the 2 extra were roosters, a buff rock and a white cochin.
We got two from Meyer and they were both hens.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.