Meyer Meal maker? What breed did you get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by vjbakke, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got the Meyer free meal maker chick last year. She turned out to be a RSL. We are getting another one with our order this April. Has anyone ordered one with their order and got a different breed? I know it will be a female. I love that they offer this. Our free girl is the top hen. It would be nice to get something other than a RSL.
     
  2. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never even heard of a "meal maker". From the name of it I would have expected you to get a DP roo, but a RSL can't have been a mistake since they can be sexed at hatch. I had a RSL in one of the first batches of chicks I ever got, and she was my all-time favorite, even though she has been gone for awhile now - talk about personality plus!
     
  4. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it was not a mistake, I think the only option for it is a female. All we ordered were females and they told me they would not put a roo in an order of just females.
     
  5. Lagniappe Alpacas

    Lagniappe Alpacas Out Of The Brooder

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    That's not what they told me. I ordered 16 females and when I got them, I had 24 in the box. I called the hatchery to check on it and I was told all 8 were going to be roos and that they normally did this. This was an order from mid-December, so it might be their winter procedures.
     
  6. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we ordered last April we only had females in our order ( 6 chick) the first order and 3 the next order. I e mailed them and asked if the meal maker would be a sexed female and they said yes because the rest of our order was female it would be. It could be different when you order a larger order like yours. They do add 4% extra I believe, to make up for " losses" in shipping. Maybe they were adding them as " packing peanuts"? We had heat packs in our orders.
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I ordered DUCKLINGS and 2 free meal makers. we will donate what we get to our church food pantry. I am so excited to see if I will get ducklings or chicks (prob not chicks) and what on earth they will be. I ordered K.C.'s and Welsh H.'s. coming on the 8th-10th of may
     
  8. Chubby Chicken

    Chubby Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    My meal maker is on its way! My order was 25, and I assumed that since I ordered sexed chicks, that I would get a sexed chick.[​IMG]
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I ordered Cornish X and polish and my Meal Maker ended up being a barred rock hen! I felt lucky.
     

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