Ordered 9 pullets but got 15

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sandy sea, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked up my peeping chicks today from the post office. I ordered from Ideal 9 pullets, was told that they might add males for warmth. They added 6 males. Not sure what they are, mostly all yellow. Any guesses? I quess I will have to keep one or two roosters and give away the other boys when they get older. Everyone is eating and drinking , so far so good. Very Cute.
     
  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have any pics of the babies?
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pix would help [​IMG]
     
  4. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take pictures tomorrow and post under correct index.
     
  5. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I ordered from Ideal 3 different times and each time all my extras were always Rode Island Reds, roos.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Would love to see some pics!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they just add roos automatically for warmth if you order pullets? If I order pullets I would only want pullets!
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
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    You can pay shipping insurance and tell them not to add male chicks for warmth.

    I got an order from Ideal this week that had 15 extra males. Mine are barred rocks or black sex-links. One packing peanut died en route, I think his legs were sprattled. So I have 14 extra rooster chicks with my 10 straight run bantam cochins. I think I have 5 pullets out of 24 babies! [​IMG]
     
  9. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be leghorns
     
  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Yellow chicks = white adults. (Most of the time) Maybe leghorns or cornish x's. if it's the latter and you don't plan to eat them I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     

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