I just ordered new chicks from Ideal!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JustChicky, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!

    I ordered all pullets this time [​IMG]

    Ideal 236
    Red Sex Links
    Ameraucanas
    Buff Orphingtons

    I can't wait 'til they get here. [​IMG]
     
  2. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope they make it safe. How many did you order?
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I got my order from ideal wensday all out of 25 chicks I only lost one.
     
  4. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I hope you enjoy your chicks!

    I only ordered a couple of each, for a total of 10. I asked them not to send me any extra males (I still have 4 walking around outside, [​IMG]) I don't need any more roosters. I just want more layers.

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  5. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with that.
    >> (I asked them not to send me any extra males) >>
    as I bet they will, anyway. I think I was told that they need a certain # of chicks in the box so they don't get shook and rolled around so much. They hold each other up if they are sort of crowded in there. Let us know if you only get your 10. I am curious if they will do this.
     
  6. mawmaw_t

    mawmaw_t Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! Hope they all make a safe journey to you. [​IMG]

    I'm just a little jealous though, we'll be ordering from Ideal too, but not till March or April. [​IMG] That's the plan anyway. I want some now!!!

    DH has decided we need to order 100 this time, so now we need to renovate & build a couple extra coops.

    Let us know how it turns out for you.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yeah! new chickies! i ordered from Ideal this last year and they were easy to work with, sent what i ordered and all were healthy!

    blessings for a healthy, happy flock of prolific layers! [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered 13 and they should be here thursday or friday [​IMG]
     
  9. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finished up my order yesterday with Kibby at Ideal, she says that it is crazy over there with orders.

    I originally ordered 15 birds and Kibby told me that they would add 5-8 packing peanuts. So anyone ordering under 20+ should expect a little packing. I increased my order to 27 birds - yeah, I know guys I can't stop telling you all about it. OK so I am excited. I added 2 SLW and 2 Ameracuanas, plus my girlfriends chicks/ducks.

    Be aware that with Ideal shipping is calculated by $1 per breed (I had 12); $7 small order fee (anything under 100 chicks); and .15 per chick for Express shipping. For me it ended up just about $1 per bird.

    [​IMG] Ours won't arrive until Feb 27th as the Chanteclers won't be hatched until late Feb. I hope they put little jackets on my chicks for the trip to NH.

    Keep those pics of chicks coming - it is like an IV drip for my little addiction....
     
  10. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooo... I am going to have to order more then. I DON'T WANT ANYMORE ROOSTERS! [​IMG]

    So you need like 20 - 25 chicks for them not to throw in extra males. Yeah, looks like I am ordering more if I can.

    I live in TX, so they don't charge the shipping fee, but I do have to pay the small order and quarter box fees, $11.

    Last year I had to wait 2 1/2 months to get my Dominiques. But it was worth the wait, they are so sweet and beautiful.
     

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