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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by suzyq53511, May 15, 2010.

  1. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I ordered some chicks from Ideal and I was wondering on average how many and what kind of "packing peanuts" are used?
     
  2. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
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    I got 7 RIRs as packing peanuts. i got 3 pullets and 4 cockerals, i think i got out on top with that one...
     
  3. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I am really gonna be over run with chickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmm, I wonder if they add as many packing peanuts being as the temperatures have warmed up. ???

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  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 15 RIR roos with my order from February
     
  6. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they use straw + a few extra cockerals which i dont get why they use cockerals are they warmer then pullets somehow?
     
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  7. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    They use boys because they're the ones no one else wants!! I got australop roos with my order.
     
  8. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope, not warmer. But, rather than put pullets in that they can sell they put cockerals in that most everybody doesn't want (or at least want to pay for). They get rid of the cockerals but provide some warmth in the shipping box....and the buyer has to deal with the destiny of the packing peanuts.

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  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Keep in mind that you may or may not get any extras or freebies this time of year since the weather has warmed up and it is peak chick season.
     
  10. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I have a order coming in the 26th of this month. 107 chicks I think and they told me no peanuts with them. But 10 poults and they will come with 10 peanuts.
    But last year I got 10 peanuts with an order of turkeys and they were plymouth rocks 4 roos 6 hens.
     

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