New packing peanut babies (please help ID)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dragonflydreamsfarm, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. dragonflydreamsfarm

    dragonflydreamsfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Northeast TN
    These chicks were used as packing peanuts for our duck/goose order from Ideal. Can anyone help me ID them?

  2. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    I dunno, but they sure are cute [​IMG]

    What kind of ducks/geese did you get?
    I got 3 white pekins from TSC last month,(to replace an old friend [​IMG] ) and they are already as big as my chickens. They grow Super fast!
  3. MyShunshyn

    MyShunshyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2011
    Sperrassoville, OK
    I'm a new by but they look like RIR to me
  4. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am new to ordering poultry to be delivered by mail, so this is news to me that they ship extra chicks for warmth. What do people do with the extra chicks if they don't want that breed or can only have a couple of chickens, total? I did read somewhere that the extra chicks are usually roosters, so even more reason that they might not come to a good end. It seems somehow wrong to me to use a live animal that is most likely not wanted as packing material/heat pack.

    In this case you got six chicks. I bought six chicks, and I know how much 'stuff' it takes to raise them and how much time to take care of them properly, so can't imagine ordering waterfowl and getting six chicks to take care (or not) of at the same time.

    I probably don't really want to know what happens to them, but can't help wondering.
  5. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Quote:I think it depends what hatchery you order from. I had small orders from Mayer. 4 and 3. They didn't add any extra chicks, just some heating pads for warmth. They do say on their website that they add 4% to every order.
  6. dragonflydreamsfarm

    dragonflydreamsfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Northeast TN
  7. dragonflydreamsfarm

    dragonflydreamsfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Northeast TN
    Quote:This is only the second time I've gotten packing peanuts. The first time it was just two more Blue Andalusian roosters and an extra hen in a box with 12 hens and 2 roosters that I bought. So those were just a nice surprise and VERY welcome.

    For these chicks once they are out of the brooders either we'll give them to friends (as many as possible) or we'll just put them in with the ducks and geese as free range instead of putting them in one of the coops. Once they get big enough then we'll have a beer grilled chicken every once in a while [​IMG]

    BTW places like Meyer don't ship peanuts, but you REALLY pay for that. Also Ideal will NOT if you ask and pay extra.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
  8. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    They look like my red sexlink girls when they were that little - CUTENESS!!
  9. cmtigger

    cmtigger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    Quote:As others have said- it depends on the hatchery (and how much you pay for shipping). In my Cackle order I just got an extra of each of the banty breeds I had ordered.
  10. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Look like RIR's

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