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Packing Peanut

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by kalaim, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. kalaim

    kalaim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm placing an order with Ideal today so I was searching some back posts, looking for reviews on Ideal.

    I noticed some people said they arrived with 'packing peanuts' RIR, what is this?

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
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  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    a rooster chick thrown in to take up some space and help provide additional warmth!!!!
     
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  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    It means they send extra chicks for warmth, usually roosters I've heard.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The packing peanuts, almost always males, are not necessarily RIRs (rhode island reds). They can be any breed of leftovers. If you don't want packing peanuts included, you have to specify that at the time of your order and pay a small, usually a dollar or two, shipping insurance charge.
     
  5. kalaim

    kalaim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's kind of what I was afraid of!

    No, we can't have roosters here so I would rather not have any!

    Thanks!!
     
  6. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To someone that's never had chickens before now, this is hysterical!! they sent live babies to protect the live babies!! it actually sounds kind of aweful!! I would imagine it's better for all concerned but i've never heard of this!! can you imagine how many people named their rooster "peanut"?[​IMG]
     
  7. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    omelette'smom :

    To someone that's never had chickens before now, this is hysterical!! they sent live babies to protect the live babies!! it actually sounds kind of aweful!! I would imagine it's better for all concerned but i've never heard of this!! can you imagine how many people named their rooster "peanut"?[​IMG]

    [​IMG] I would if I could have a rooster​
     
  8. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have avoided the packing peanut issue by ordering extra pullets and then selling them on craigs list.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I, too, ordered from Ideal and the only packing peanut we got was an extra White Silkie [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    omelette'smom :

    To someone that's never had chickens before now, this is hysterical!! they sent live babies to protect the live babies!! it actually sounds kind of aweful!! I would imagine it's better for all concerned but i've never heard of this!! can you imagine how many people named their rooster "peanut"?[​IMG]

    I did. [​IMG] I have a GLW roo from MMH named "Peanut".​
     

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