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For those that have bought from Mt. Healthy ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by cybercat, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

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    How good are they at sexing chicks? I just order 25 pullets can I expect a Roo or 2 from this? It would be a good thing if it did happen. I did not get the st run for fear of 15 or more roos. So I figure I would take the chance of 25 all pullets and hope for a roo or 2. If not I am sure I can find a couple local.
     

  2. ghulst

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    Should be close to 100% because most they sell are feather sexed.
     
  3. cybercat

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    Well, not buying one of the feather sexed colors. I know some hatcheries have been having mistakes. I guess it can happen any time.
     
  4. ChickenPalace

    ChickenPalace In the Brooder

    I have bought from a local feed store who buys from hatcheries and I still ended up with one rooster. They guaranteed 95% hens.

    Although I did not want one, I was glad because now I am making babies..[​IMG]
     
  5. exsia

    exsia In the Brooder

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    I usually buy only roos from them and the sexing is pretty close to 100%, but I'm not sure if this info will help you [​IMG] ... lol good luck
     
  6. Superman11383

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    Quote:By feather sexing they are referring to the wing feathers. if you spread out the wing feather on up to a week old chick and see 1 row of feathers its a male, if you see 2 rows of feathers its a female. I have sexed many chicks this way.
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I ordered 25 from Mt. Healthy, they sent 27, and we only got one roo. Chicks were all healthy & vigorous.
     

  8. PQ4evr

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    Our TSC buys from Mt. Healthy all 6 of ours were hens no roos for us [​IMG]
     
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