phtos of birds from IDEAL poultry wanted

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Megs, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys, im looking into ordering some birds from ideal in the spring, and just wanted to see photos of birds people have previously bought from them! any breeds!

    i figure if i want 2-3 new breeds (or colors of breeds i already have) for myself i will order at least 6 kinds, grow them out, and keep the nicest/most correct ones and breed for nicer from there. i will be getting mostly bantams (but also some heritage breed standard size pullets for laying), there are many kinds i like that are not available where i live (hard pressed to even find eggs to hatch in canada for some of the breeds, ie: buff brahma bantams) which is why i have decided i need to do a hatchery order.

    incidently if anyone in the vancouver island area wants to go in on an order i would be more than happy! i will be taking the ferry to washington to pickup the chicks, probably order for around feb/march.
     
  2. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered chicks three different times from Ideal. I have had nothing but good experiences and I have been very happy with their customer service and their quality and variety of birds. My only complaint is that their Silkies are terrible quality. I sold all of mine but dirt cheap, I couldn't even bare to have them on my farm... as terrible as that sounds. I then ordered show/breeder quality Silkie eggs from a great lady here on BYC and I am VERY happy with my Silkies now. ANYWAY, back to your question... I have RIRs, Production Reds, EEs, Buff Orps, SL Wyandottes, 236, and Exchequer Leghorns from Ideal. I am thrilled with all of them. The only one of those breeds that I will breed is the Exchequer Leghorns. All of my birds from Ideal are hens, except for Fletcher, my Exchequer Leghorn roo. They are only about 4 months old (the ELs), the rest I got in January.

    Onto pics!

    Eliza and Erica, EE hens

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    Speckles, a 236 Leghorn hen

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    Fletcher, my Ex roo

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    Darla, an Ex pullet

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  3. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Practically all my birds are from Ideal. You can see my BYC page for photos.
     
  4. tothemoon

    tothemoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wjallen05, those EE's are beautiful!

    Here are some of mine from ideal, all cochin bantam and all are healthy and still thriving!
    This is Sunny, Bonny and Big Blue:

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  5. BRAD1215

    BRAD1215 New Egg

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    My latest chicks came from ideal. They arrived all healthy and chirpy. They are 2 weeks old now and growing fast. I was very pleased with the order. [​IMG]
     
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  6. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are mine from Ideal.
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  7. lindy

    lindy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=265915 here are my silkies from ideal

    they were healthy, one has a regular comb, another one had missing toes(when arrived). two are growing alot faster then the other two. the small ones look like "runts"(black and one buff)

    I am not pleased on the quality but they are from a hatchery.
     
  8. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    come to think of it i bought a few chicks from someone who ordered from a hatchery (and it may have been ideal) and 3/4 are missing their middle finger nails on both feet, other than that have been healthy/happy, are young yet but OK type.
     
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  9. FloridaOE

    FloridaOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered 12 Old English Bantams and 14 Bantam Cochins 5 weeks ago, they all are healthy, but i got st. run and ended up with about 20 roosters and 6 pullets, personally feel like i didnt get what i paid for..
     
  10. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that a lot from Ideal...lots and lots of roosters.
     

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