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Ideal Poultry

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by hunterkipferl, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. hunterkipferl

    hunterkipferl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2013
    I just ordered my new babies from Ideal poultry 51 to be exact! 45 Silkies and 6 Ducklings! Can anyone tell me what to expect? This is my first time ordering chicks! I would love if you post pics of silkies and ducks from IDEAL ONLY please! With some tips and tricks for when they arrive! Thanks so much for the help!!!!!

    ~Hunter L. Kipferl
  2. Circle P Farm

    Circle P Farm Out Of The Brooder

    IDEAL is the only hatchery I use and I'm always very happy with their service! When my chicks arrive I always open my box first and look over the chicks making sure that they are alive and healthy! If any have passed away during shipment just contact the hatchery and they will refund your money for those that did not make it! Then the next thing I do is give them water with the sav-a-chick electrolytes and sav-a-chick probiotics in it and feed. Young chicks are susceptible to drowning in their waters so I always put some rocks or marbles in the waterer, this will keep that from happening. Sometimes you kinda have to show them how to eat so what I do is put a little food on the floor of the brooder and peck it with my finger and this gets them interested and they will start eating pretty quick! The ducks will be quite messy as they love to play in water so when i order ducks i usually have a separate brood box and a separate light for them and line it with a sheet if plastic under the bedding material because they will make a HUGE mess!! Hope this helps ya and sorry I don't have any Picts from my last order but I definitely have nothing bad to say about IDEAL and j hope that you will be as pleased as I have been! Good luck with your chicks! :)
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    The main thing I would recommend is having two brooders for the silkies and ducklings--if you don't already. The ducklings will grow fast and be super messy, and can easily kill off the silkies by trampling or cold from getting wet.
  4. hunterkipferl

    hunterkipferl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2013
    Thank You! This was very helpful! I am still looking forward to pics!
  5. hunterkipferl

    hunterkipferl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2013

    February 14th I will be posting pics I ordered my babies a couple months ago and I finally got my ship date! SOOOOOOO the 14th you will get photo's of :
    5 Black Silkie Chicks
    5 Blue Silkie Chicks
    5 Grey Silkie Chicks
    5 White Silkie Chicks
    5 Buff Silkie Chicks
    5 Red Silkie Chicks
    5 Partridge Silkie Chicks
    5 Self Blue Silkie (lavender) Chicks
    2 French Guineas
    6 Bantam Ameraucana Chicks
    1 Black East India Female Duckling
    1 Black and White Magpie Female Duckling
    1 Rouen Female Duckling
    1 Blue Swedish Female Duckling
    2 Fawn and White Runner Female Ducklings (For my mom in law)

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