RIRs from Ideal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Arztwolf, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone gotten RIRs from Ideal Poultry? How are they temperament wise?
     
  2. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the "RIR" pullet I got from Ideal as a chick in November 2014. I think that as far as quality, ideal does a decent job as far as hatcheries go. I like how much darker and bigger their reds are compared to other hatcheries. Closer to what a real RIR should look like. Temperament wise, mine weren't the friendliest. They did bite on more than one occasion. I have only been bit a couple times, by a broody Ameraucana, a nasty cock bird, and by these birds.
     
  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she with your other birds? Does she pick fights?

    Mine are free range, but I still want to keep the peace.
     
  4. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have them anymore. I sold my entire flock off to someone replacing theirs after a fox attack. She is perfectly fine with the other birds. I had probably 6-8 of them in with 20 other barred rocks, australorps, and easter eggers. No fights there.
     
  5. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good. I'm only getting one from a local feed store next month and hopefully I'll get a docile one.
     
  6. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, hopefully. They really weren't that bad. Just didn't like fingers near them. Lol. I enjoyed them.
     
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  7. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the fingers thing. I had several BR chicks that thought they were piranha; grab on and hold for dear life.
     
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    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm.. that doesn't seem like them.Theyre pretty docile.
     
  9. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was only the ones from that order that acted like that, all the one's I'd had before were nice and friendly. I have only one left over from that order and I don't really like her.
     

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