Packing Peanuts from Ideal today...what do yours look like?

lambchicks

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Ordered some pullets from Ideal. Got 6 packing peanuts.

What breed do you think they are?
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They were hatched on Tues.
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What did your packing peanuts look like this week?

TIA.
 
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lambchicks

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
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North Carolina
"Packing Peanuts" are extra males that a lot of hatcheries put in the box for warmth when the order is small. I ordered 10 pullets, so there was 6 extra males added.

The "green marks" were done at the hatchery so I would know which were packing peanuts and not the pullets I ordered.
 

ADozenGirlz

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OH. I did know what "packing peanuts" were, but I didn't know that hatcheries mark them for you. Makes sense. I wonder what they use to mark them. I wanted to mark one of my baby chicks recently and really, really didn't want to use leg bands, so... I had a can of temporary haircolor spray (from Halloween) that I sprayed on a Q-tip and used to mark the top of his/her head. It stayed on longer than I thought it would, but definitely had to be re-applied.
 

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