Red Chicks at Tractor Supply?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HJECG, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    Our TSC has brand new red chicks in that they're calling New Hanpshire reds, but they're also saying they're all pullets, meaning they're sex-links, right? But New Hanpshire Reds can't be sexed when they hatch right? So they aren't considered sex link birds. So what are these chicks?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They can be vent sexed at the hatchery.
     
  3. HJECG

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    But if TSC buys some breeds of chicks that have been vent sexed, why are the other breeds they carry straight run? My impression was that the only pullets they carry were sex links. Guess I was wrong though ;-)
     
  4. hensonthefarm

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    TSC sell the straight run because its cheaper to buy from the hatchery.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep, what Henson said...plus some folks like straight run, they eat all roos but the best one or two.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Pullets means they are young hens less then a year old [​IMG]
     

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