Orscheln's "Production Layers"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by johnd125, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. johnd125

    johnd125 Hatching

    Mar 21, 2015
    What are these birds, breed wise? Also, are they pullets, as the name suggests?

    I'd ask the help at the store, but you know....[​IMG]

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    I would suggest asking specifically if the chicks are sexed pullets - "Layer" breeds can be ordered and sold in straight run lots or in sexed lots, and you would want to be 100% which the store has done before assuming that they truly are sexed.

    As to the breed - it could be a number of things. It could be a loose reference to Production Reds, or it could be merely a general term that is being applied to any one, or many, of the breeds that are production bred. If the staff isn't sure, ask what hatchery they use - you may be able to visit the hatchery site and suss out whether they have production labeled breeds or "package deals" and get a better idea of what you may have a chance to get out of the bin.

    Have you seen them in the bins at the store and, if so, can you describe the chicks or, better still, get a photo so we can take a shot at helping you ID?

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