Help identify the Packing Peanuts.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fat Bottom Farm, May 27, 2010.

  1. Fat Bottom Farm

    Fat Bottom Farm In the Brooder

    Got a call this morning that my order from Ideal Poultry arrived, brought the little ones home and had some extra packing peanuts. I think they may be rhode island reds but not sure. Maybe someone with more experience can help.

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    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. katdam

    katdam Chirping

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    that's what my RIR looked like when they were babies....very good possibility that's what they are.
     
  3. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Songster

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    And if they are packing peanuts they are likely males.
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Production Red (or RIR)... and most likely male.
     
  5. carrlr

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    Quote:Ditto.
     
  6. Oh yeah you have Something from the RED family I would go with RIR but packing peanut It is a Male for sure.
     
  7. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    What about that little peeper makes everyone say roo? I ask because my RIR looked JUST like the one in this post and *she*[​IMG] is now 2 weeks old.
     
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  8. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    What about that little peeper makes everyone say roo? I ask because my RIR looked JUST like the one in this post and *she*[​IMG] is now 2 weeks old.
     
  9. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Songster

    It's not the appearance of the chick, but just the fact that hatcheries use some of their extra male chicks to fill out a box - one way to get rid of them that people appreciate for the most part.
     
  10. Manda0227

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    Usually "packing peanuts" are unwanted males from the hatchery. They throw them in for warmth for the trip to their new home. That is mainly why everyone is saying its a Roo. However, my lil RIR/Production Red whatever she is lol was a little bit darker, and almost had really faint chipmunk-y marks on her. She's 3 months old, and 100% pullet!
     

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