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My Chick Order

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BantyChickMom, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I placed my order with Ideal yesterday:

    2 white frizzle cochins
    6 blue wyandotte bantams

    PULLETS
    2 GLW
    2 PR
    2 EE
    4 Buttercups

    I wanted 2 buttercups and 2 SS but SS were sold out and didn't know when they would have more.
    I ordered with a friend and we needed at least 25 for no extra roos, so just threw in a few more buttercups.

    I can get a couple SS girls locally about a yr old, but not sure I want to start out with grown pullets.

    Chicks will be shipped Feb. 27th [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2008
  2. have you ever ordered from Ideal before?
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    nope, i ordered from Cackle last year.

    Is there anything I should know?
     
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I have ordered twice from Ideal. Very happy with them. None were lost and all grew up to be great chickens. I have an order due to ship on 2/27.
     
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    your ship date is same as mine......hope you get them and they're all OK.

    I was gonna order from Ideal last year but they had sold out of JG's and my son would've killed me if I had ordered and not got his.

    I was very pleased with Cackle, just not happy about the minimum of 5, since I only wanted a couple of each this time.
     
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Same here. I like that I can get one or two of a breed and I don't mind paying the extra $1. My order to come is

    6 Ameraucan Pullets for a friend
    2 Feather Legged Cuckoo Maran Pullets
    1 Ideal 236 Pullet
    1 Single Comb Light Brown Leghorn Pullet
    1 Golden Laced Cochin Bantam (Straight run)
    1 Partridge Cochin Bantam (Straight run)
    1 Self Blue Cochin Bantam (Straight run)
    1 White Frizzle Cochin Bantam (Straight run)
    1 White Silkie Bantam (Straight run)
    1 Cayuga Duck Female
    1 Buff Duck Female
    1 Black and White Magpie Duck Female

    I added the ducks just last week. I have not told my wife, I figure when she sees how cute they are, she won't be as mad. I got two Jersey Giants in September. I think they are beautiful. Slow growers, but beautiful.
     
  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I like the bantams myself, but after my son's JG's got some size to them, I really like them.
    They are big and beautiful!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I ordered from Ideal, a total of 14 brahmas for myself, plus a JG for a BYC friend and we'll be adding another for her and maybe a few more for one of my SO's officers. That doesn't add up to 25 but the woman from Ideal told me there is only a chance they will have to add roos, and if they do it would only be a few. The difference may be that I asked not to have mine shipped until the 2nd week in April. I dunno.
     
  9. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I specifically asked if 25 would guarantee there would be no "males for warmth" added and she told me yes.

    Between me and my friend's order, there was 26.
    When I couldn't get the 2 SS, I just got 2 more buttercups to keep the 26 figure.
    I'm excited, chicks to be shipped and chicks to hatch on the 26! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. GockeyEgg

    GockeyEgg In the Brooder

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    My Ideal order is being shipped out on the 27th also!! It is my first order ever. I am glad to see others like to get a variety, too. We have a second order coming from McMurray in April.

    We are getting(from Ideal)-

    Pullets-
    2 GLW
    2 Barnevelders
    2 Gold Sex-Links
    2 Blue Andalusian
    2 Cream Brabanter
    2 Naked Necks(part of first addition last week)

    Straight Run-
    2 Red Silkies(part of first addition last week)
    2 Gray Silkies(part of first addition last week)
    2 Blue Silikies

    3 Black Runner Ducks straight run(part of first addition last week)

    2 Hatchery Choice Geese straight run(added yesterday)

    Now, if I can only make it 3 more weeks without adding anything. HA!
     

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