I placed my order to Ideal!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickenfever, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    I just placed my order from Ideal. Cochins, Ideal 236's, EE's, Cuckoo Marans, Delawares, red sex links. 18 total, hope they don't have to add male chicks. [​IMG]

  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    When are they due in?
    Better get that brooder all set up and ready. The time sneaks up before you realize it.[​IMG]
  3. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    AWSOME [​IMG] My shipment 25 surprise pullets shipped out from
    Ideal today!!! I know the feeling!
  4. JustChicky

    JustChicky Songster

    Feb 14, 2008
    East Texas
    I just got 20 chicks from them. I called them to make sure they were not sending males. They added another one of those straw pads (they ship them on) to the side of the box, which made the box smaller and warmer. All of mine made it. But I lost one, because she wouldn't eat? She was so weak, it was really sad (for me).

    The Ideal 236 are crazy little things. They have been bouncing all over the place, since they arrived. Now they are trying to fly, they run the feeder like it is a flightline [​IMG]. They are only a week old!

    Before these chicks, I'd only raised a straight run of Dominiques (6 male/6 female) and whatever male Buffs they sent me. Is it just me or do the males seem restless from the beginning? Now, with all girls in the brooder they seem so much more relaxed than my last chicks. I also have 5 guineas in with them, but they don't bug the chicks. Oh yeah, I also have red heat lamps on them. That makes a big difference. A few of my Dominiques got cataracts, either from the white light or the others pecking them. So far I haven't had any problems with the red lamp.

    [​IMG] Enjoy your new chicks! When do you get them?
  5. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    I'll be interested to see when my replacements get sent. Last batch didn't really make it due to poor USPS handling. I could get a call any morning now. Nice to know it's at 7am... always home then. This way I don't have to sit around waiting like a hen to see when they get here. Don't forget to post photos of the cutie pies when they come!

    Whenever mine do get here- there will be about 15 packing peanuts if anyone in my vicinity is interested. We're in Pueblo W, 40 minutes south of Col. Springs. PM or email me to let me know. [​IMG]
  6. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    They have already emailed me, same day as order placed, and given me a shipment date of March 4th. I think the Cochins held my order up a little bit. But, that's Ok. It will give me a little time to prepare for 18 chicks(or more). [​IMG]
  7. khoros

    khoros In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2008
    Orlando ,Florida
    That is right,they gave me march 4th too.I had some cochines as well.

  8. Three_Blessings

    Three_Blessings Songster

    Jan 23, 2009
    Barry county, Michigan
    I have some coming from Ideal on April 8th!! Yahoo!!!! [​IMG]
  9. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    SunAngel and I have 71? (maybe more) chicks coming April 22!!
  10. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    I went to order from McMurray just like I do every spring and they were OUT of RIRs for the week I needed them. So I too ordered my first order from Ideal. We'll see how it goes. [​IMG]

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