Hatchery with the best assorted chick package

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by mamato3, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    So im looking to add variety to my flock next yr. And want to buy a assorted package. I live in Missouri and had thought of going with Cackle. I like to have a rainbow of color not a bunch of black chickens a bunch of red chickens was eyeballing the rare chick Straight Run package . So if anyone has got a mixed package were did you get it from and did you get a good assortment? And when is the best time to get the package? Was aiming for March or April figured it would be starting to get warm. Right know my favorite chickens i got are the Columbia Wyandotte love the black on white color. If it was not so expensive i would select 5 of each breed i liked but wow that is expensive that way.

  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    We were very happy with an assortment of pullets from My Pet Chicken for $49.99 including shipping, 25 chicks. Got cinnamon queens, a sicilian buttercup, a couple of white crested black polish, easter eggers, barnevelders, golden and silver lakenvelders (1 of each), couple of others I can't think of right now. We actually temporarily fostered them here for Linda & they were actually her chicks, but it was a really good assortment. I think you get less of a variety this late in the year, though. It all depends on what season it is when you order.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    The chickens last for a long time. I think it is worth it to order exactly what you want. It doesn't cost that much more. Certainly less additional than the cost of going to a movie.

    You'll enjoy the chickens a lot longer than you'll enjoy that movie.

    If you don't care what you get, then the assortments are good. If you've got one breed that you really want, perhaps an assortment plus 3-4 of the specific breed that you know you want.
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    I agree completely. I got a (selected) grab-bag this year having gotten only barred rocks two years ago, and boy do I miss those girls!!! The other breeds (Wyandotte, Australorp, EE, Ancona) are ok, but I just love love LOVE the rocks and would go back in a heartbeat. I'm now working to find a Partridge Rock breeder since I love both the color and the personality. I guess I'm a one-breed kind of girl.

  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Got cold winters? You might want to pick cold hardy breeds instead of a general multipack of rare breeds...that is, if you want them to thrive and survive.
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
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    thekid Songster


  8. coz74

    coz74 Underground chicken enabler

    Aug 22, 2011
    S.E. Wisconsin
    I ordered 25 assorted heavies from Murray McMurray and I received- Delawares, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Salmon Favorelles, Turkens, and Dark Cornish. While I wasn't looking for anything in particular, I recieved exactly what I was looking for.
  9. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Songster

    Oct 7, 2011
    I like my brown egg layer assortment from My Pet Chicken. Cute healthy babies, and great customer service.
  10. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Quote:I seen that assortment but thats for fall only right? I have to wait tell spring as they will be outside in a barn from day 1. Im afraid with the cold temps were having that the heat lamp wont keep them warm.
    Beekiss if you look at the rare assortment. Most breeds are heavy breeds. There are cochin, brahma and some rocks and a few other heavy breds mixed in.

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