Just placed my order through IDEAL!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by vortec, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just completed my order from ideal poultry and I am so excited! I decided to defer the desired shipment date to March 14th, to give me a little time to get underway with the chicks I am getting this weekend. I ordered

    2 Buff Orps hens
    3 BR hens
    1 BR roo
    2 Cornish X Rocks roos( yeah, supper:drool )
    2 Ideal 236 hens
    2 EE hens

    These will be in addition to:

    10 australorp hens
    2 australorp roos
    3 NH reds hens
    3 RIR hens

    I'm getting the last set this weekend

    I cannot wait! I will be keeping them in a modified horse stall with a wire run( will post pics later ) so space will not be an issue. Also, we have plenty of brooders and a TSC to get more if needed as they grow. Another stall will be coming avaliable soon so I can divide the group up by the time they get out of the brooder if needed. I have everything set up and in place except the chickens, lol

    I do have a few questions though. How close to the desired shipment date does Ideal usually come? I suggested March 14. Is there any suggestions for recieving the first shipment as this will be my first true shipment. Thanks in advance

    vortec
     
  2. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    I received an email from Ideal confirming the order the next business day that told me the closest available shipping date to my requested date. (It was one day later than I requested.) The birds showed up happy and healthyand on schedule two days after the confirmed shipping date.

    Wayne
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they sent me an email the next day as well confirming the shipment date. They had moved my ship date almost a full month later than what I had requested, but that was due to the cochins I ordered. Mine are coming March 4th
    I think you will probably get close to the date you want.
    Good luck!
     
  4. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great! Congratulations! [​IMG]

    You have made a very good choice.

    You should get them around the time you requested. If not, they won't DIE when just a few days late. [​IMG]
     

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