How can I tell the difference between packing peanuts and chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brizzlequizzle, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. brizzlequizzle

    brizzlequizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chickies are coming this Friday and I'm really excited. I ordered a red cochin, a buff orpington, and a barred plymouth rock from Ideal. I'm scared that the packing peanuts may be the same breed of one of the chicks I ordered. If that is the case, what do I do? Does the hatchery usually avoid such a problem? Have people had problems with this in the past?
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Call and ask the hatchery to mark which ones are the extra males - I ordered from Ideal and asked them to do this, and they marked the heads of the extras with a red marker. Good luck!!
     
  3. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I requested that they mark the packing peanuts for me and they did one better..........

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  4. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
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  5. brizzlequizzle

    brizzlequizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks guys,
    ill call them tomorrow.
     
  6. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Randall Burkey marked the two BO with a blue marker on their heads.
     
  7. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 12 BA and they sent orange chicks as my packing that helped me out..good luck..
     
  8. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    I got 7 reds from them and i ordered a feather legged assortment. No doubt there. LOL Good Luck and enjoy them.
     

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