Ordering males? Read this!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gritsar, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Last spring I noticed alot of posts where people couldn't figure out which of their new chicks were the cockerels they ordered.
    Ask that the males be marked! I don't know about the other hatcheries, but Ideal doesn't charge for this service and it takes alot of the frustration out of the guessing game. The mark on their heads wears off in a week or two, but by then you can come up with a different way of keeping track of the little boys.
    Just FYI [​IMG]
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Good idea!
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    That's good advice. I did see that you can ask to have them marked when browsing a catalog one time.
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    Cackle does this for free too!
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    [​IMG] Makes it much easier !!!
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I ordered my chicks today & I had read this post before ordering from Ideal. I made a note & when I ordered, I asked them if they could mark the roos & she said yup no problem. So thanks for the info! At least I will know who the 2 little roos will be [​IMG]
  7. MissJames

    MissJames Songster

    Oct 17, 2008
    Coastal SC
    Quote:Thank you! I will.

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