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Hatchery choice

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by beerman, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    Smithville, il
    When you order the hatchery choice (I was looking at Ideals hatchery choice on ducks) is it just random ducks or do you get like mixed breeds or sick ones? My 2 year old wants quack quacks. I guess chickens, turkeys, quail, and guineas aren't enough.
  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    the hatchery chooses a random assortment of breeds
    they it does not mean they are sick
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    You get the uhhh "chef's special" whatever hatches and doesn't have a specific order for (example 302 call ducks hatch and only 288 have been ordered, so the other 14 can be hatchery choiced.

    make sense?
  4. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    Smithville, il
    For those of you who have done this before did you get a good variety?
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    No respectable hatchery would send sick birds of any kind. That would be asking to ruin their reputation. If your kids want ducks, get them some runner ducks. Nothing like a duck that walks like a penguin. [​IMG]

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