My Pet Chicken says they will sex bantams...

susanah

Songster
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Mar 23, 2009
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I just found out My Pet Chicken will sex their bantams...no one else
does this. They say 90% accuracy. Has anyone had any experience with this? Were they accurate?
 

greenfamilyfarms

Big Pippin'
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Feb 27, 2008
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From seeing threads about those sexed bantams, I would say you would be better off ordering a few extra straight runs and saving the money. You can always sell/rehome the ones that are roosters. It doesn't seem like their accuracy rate is 90% when looking on what people are getting when they order sexed bantams.
 

EweSheep

Flock Mistress
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Jan 12, 2007
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From what I've been hearing, I think it is less than 90% accuracy. Silkies were the worst offenders for sexing, unfortunately.

Yes My Pet Chicken is the only hatchery that sells sexed bantams but you will pay MORE for them.
 

Fool

In the Brooder
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Jan 27, 2011
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I am a little conflicted if the extra 6.50 for sexing bantams is worth it or if you should just order 2 extra birds for the same money. If you're willing to cull, buy the extra birds. If not, pay the extra and get a higher than average ratio of pullets.

I will say that MPC customer service is really very good and easy to work with.
 
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WestKnollAmy

The Crazy Chicken Lady
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Apr 22, 2008
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I ordered about 15 sexed bantams from them 2 years ago. Only one was a roo. I was very happy with the Frizzles but the Silkies all died by 4 months old. I still have the Frizzles.
All my own chicks that I hatched at the same time did very well so I have never ordered from them again. I may order Frizzles again if I need to but never Silkies.
 

Buugette

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May 26, 2009
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I ordered 5 sexed silkies from them a year or so ago... one died from failure to thrive... the rest are happy, healthy, and a lot of fun.
 

RoriStix

In the Brooder
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Jun 20, 2011
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I ordered a total of 7 chickens from MPC. There was an original batch of 6 bantams- 4 silkies, 1 EE bantam, and a buff brahma bantam. 2 (the brahma and one of the silkies) died w/in 24 hours, and didn't look so hot when they arrived. I got excellent customer service on the matter, and opted for 3 Wellies as replacement birds. All birds were sexed. So far, I've been quite happy with the surviving birds, and nobody seems to be in danger of dying (although, you just never know). The birds are 5 weeks old on the bantams, 4 on the Wellies. I am beginning to get a little suspicious that one of the silkies is a roo, though. Obviously, it's too early to know for sure, so I'll just have to wait and see.

I would say that, overall, I have been quite pleased with the service I've gotten from MPC. If it turns out that I have a roo or two, I'm fairly confident that they will take care of me on it. It would be even better if it turned out that I have all pullets, but I'm not worried about the investment I made for the sexing. MPC has so far proven themselves to be good as their word on making things right, so one way or another it will work out.
 

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