Need Feedback on weird McMurray order.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KatieBugg, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2010
    Holts Summit, MO
    Just as the title states I got a really weird MM order Friday Morning. I had ordered the 25 Brown Egg layer assortment. I recieved birds that are not listed on the website for this assortment ie..27 total birds recieved ...3 are EE;s and 4 are Dominiques....the rest that I did get are what you would expect ie. Dark Cornish, BR, Black sex links, White rock, BO, SLW and a very light red with eyelinner which I think is a Red sexlink. I don't think the odd birds are just packing peanuts, becuase if you subtract them you only are left with 20 birds?

    I am trying to figure out what they did, I will be calling them in the morning, but has anyone recieved layers from thier rare section, in the Brown egg layer package??
  2. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

    Aug 22, 2010
    Mount Airy, MD
    EEs can lay brown eggs. Not sure about the other though.
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Slim pickin's this time of year. Some EEs and all Dominique lay brown eggs.
  4. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2011
    West Texas
    I was looking at ordering the BELP from Mcmurray a week or 2 ago. Then I went through and looked at the availability of each breed that they listed that layed brown eggs. They only had about 5 breeds that were still available, and they had limited availability. I agree with above... They are getting towards the end of thier year and it's getting slim pickings around there.
  5. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2011
    West Texas
    OH YEAH, and I do remember something durring checkout about sending 1 free chick with every order. It was like a weekly special or something.
  6. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    you get 1 random "rare breed" with all over 25. as far as the random birds go they just needed to fill the order. But hey if you got some EE then I think you got the better end of it.
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    LUCKY! They probably had a few extra Dominiques and added them to your order even though they are classified as "rare". They are sweet birds, you're sure to love them. I'm not sure how EEs get into a brown assortment, though. I wouldn't complain (especially since 2 out of 3 were free) but as others have mentioned, it's likely they've scaled back their hatches for the fall season and they did what they needed to do to fill your order.

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