New Chicks Are Here!

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

  1. terryc

    terryc In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2007
    Texas Hill Country
    Well our order from Ideal arrived yesterday. They shipped out on Wed the 6th just as promised. Thank you Ideal. All 18 arrived healthy and full of pep.

    We got:
    3 Barred Rocks Pullets
    3 Ideal 236 Pullets
    4 Buff Orpington Pulls
    2 Buff Orpington Roos
    3 White Rock Pullets
    3 Delaware Pullets



  2. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Nice diverse order cool chicks.
  3. Frogtown

    Frogtown Back 40 Farm

    Aug 16, 2007
    South Carolina
    I like the white one with the black dot on its back.
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    I like that one too! It's also the only one looking at the camera! What kind is that?

    Very cute, Terry! Have fun!
  5. terryc

    terryc In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2007
    Texas Hill Country
    Quote:It is the Ideal 236. According to the Ideal info on their website : Ideal 236 is a breed cross layer developed by Ideal Poultry in the 1960's and is the most productive, efficient layer sold by Ideal. They are known for their production of large, smooth-shelled, white eggs. This breed cross has excellent hybrid vigor, and the specific combination of breeds has produced a bird with excellent livability and the ability to lay for a long period of time without molting.

    The mature weight of Ideal 236 hens is 4.5 lbs. which is heavier than most commercial layers.


    We wanted some white egg layers so we thought we would give em a try.
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the picture!
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2008
  7. I too love the one with the black dot [​IMG]
  8. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Aw, what sweet little chicks, congratulations on a healthy "delivery" [​IMG] I love the one with the spot, how she's checking out the funny camera [​IMG]
  9. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    They are so cute.
    I can't wait to get mine.
    Of course with 6 little fuzzy butts running around now, the wait won't seem as long.
  10. They are adorable! I can't wait to get mine!

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