MyPetChicken.com...update: customer service still very good

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3peeps, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Songster

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    Are you sure that Polish is a rooster? It does have suspicious looking saddle feathers, but I don't see a comb or wattles on it? All of my Polish roosters have had bright red v combs and most have had growing wattles by 11 weeks!
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Quote:I was gonna ask the same thing. By the head feathers, he looks like a she. My SL look very similar they are roughly 11 weeks old now.

    Not the best photo, but they all 3 have the round pouf vs the boy's mohawk.
    [​IMG]
    I'm trying to find a photo that is similar in age of one of our boys....
     
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  3. cappuccino

    cappuccino In the Brooder

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    I have to say, I ordered 2 Easter Eggers, 2 RI Reds and 1 Silkie from My Pet Chicken last year. The all arrived in great condition even after a night at the post office because I got home late on the day they arrived.

    One of my Easter Eggers turned out to be a rooster. I was new to chickens and did not realize until he started crowing (I am sure he was making funny noises before that, but what did I know?) I emailed them and did not get a response. I then called and received a call back. They were very helpful and offered me a free chicken on my next order.

    My only problem now is I want bantams and the minimum order is 5. I really don't have room for that many so if anyone is in the RI area and would be willing to split an order, let me know.
     
  4. MaggieRae

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    Quote:I certainly hope so!!! [​IMG]
    I very nearly bought a buff brahma roo/pullet set I saw. They're just so pretty. But I started another thread asking what type of roosters everyone prefered, and now I just can't choose. [​IMG] I'm crossing my fingers that one I ordered was "misgendered". [​IMG]
     
  5. IggiMom

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    I have never heard of a pullet that crowed. Anyone?

    Catherine
     
  6. MaggieRae

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    Quote:Oh yes. I recieved a call from a friend early in the morning one day.
    Friend- "SHE WON'T SHUT UP!"
    Me-"Who?"
    Friend- "MY HEN!"
    Me- "Well, is she laying?"
    Friend-"She's crowing."
    Me- "Crowing?"
    Friend- "Crowing."
    Me-"..."

    So yes, it does happen. Beware.
     
  7. lurky

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    I paid extra for sexed bantams with mypetchicken too. I got 2 roosters out of 6 and i was a little upset at first......but i think its important to realize it will always be a risk with this hobby. We are all made aware that there is always a chance of error in chick sexing. I find that it helps to remind myself of this often. I love mypetchicken and they are good about working with you to keep you happy, but sexing day old chicks will just never be perfect. Its kinda like being a weatherman in New England [​IMG] I also think you should wait on both those chicks to crow to be sure they are boys. They might still be girls. Maybe you have heard them crow and i read this too fast and missed it...........but both of your pics look like they still might be girls. I think if we (me) are not allowed to have roosters, we (me) tend to freak out about it prematurely. I am learning to try to just enjoy them as a baby until i know for sure if its a boy. I hope you find them both to be pullets so you wont have to worry, but these things always seem to work out [​IMG]
     
  8. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Don't give up on My Pet Chicken. Every single time I have emailed them, they have emailed me back within about a day. They are always personable and friendly.

    I did get a Silkie from them with cross beak though.
     
  9. txchickie

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    That polish is a pullet.....I'd just nearly bet on it. The silkie, not so sure [​IMG]

    I hope all works out well for you!
     
  10. ChickenSmitten

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    My two silkies from mpc were both girls, (but I couldn;t tell until they layed eggs) as promised as were all of my other standard sized birds.
    Good luck with the phone call.
     

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