Ordering from a hatchery...

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What are my chances if I order 10 chicks straight run? I don't want to be overrun with chicks, but I want to make sure I get a good mix of sexes, preferably 2 males and 6 or so females that are 'keepers'. Any tips? Should I get more?
     
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  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Order a certain number of roos and a certain number of hens or you will end up with your numbers flipped with a SR. I ordered 6 SR and ended up with 6 roos. Thankfully I had ordered all of the others as pullets.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    GIRL! don't do it! order specifics. i'm begging you, dooooon't.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would if they weren't bantams. Can't be sold as sexed [​IMG] That's why I'm asking [​IMG]
     
  5. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are hatcheries that sell bantams sexed you may have to do a little searching but it would be worth it. Change your subject to Want hatchery that sells sexed bantams. You have to edit your original post to edit the subject line in case you are wondering.
     
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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The only hatchery I've seen that has what I'm looking for (red quill OEGB) is Ideal, and they are not sexed.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    oh, bantams are never sexed. good gravy. you'll get plenty of boys for sure, just because it's the nature of the beast.

    you'll just have to bite the bullet if you go with a hatchery then. with only ten, your chances are good that you could get ten males or you could get ten females. you never know. you'll just have to either go for it or buy started birds from someone.
     
  8. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would order more than u need and thin out when necessary.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Okay, so I ordered 15 instead, and took off my EE since I've got eggs of those anyway. Of course my luck the eggs will all hatch roos like they did last time I got them, but oh well!!

    I also got 10 crested assortment, but that's purely for entertainment value [​IMG] Wish me luck!!
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    oooooh! good plan! and the crested's, excellent! most excellent! pics!!!!
     

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