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Shipping pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Anny, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Anny

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    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Do hatcheries ever ship Pullets? How many do they normally ship at a time? Which hatcheries ship them...? Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

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  3. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Do all hatcher Pullets debeaked. I would never want to support any company that debeaks hens. So maybe I just wont buy any hens from a Hatcher at all. (I do feel a little weird about mailing live animals too but I was just curious. I know mailing chicks is common and has been going on for many years but it still a little odd to me.)
     
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  4. MissPrissy

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    I could be wrong but I believe all the hatcheries debeak started birds.
     
  5. fullhouse

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    Meyer are trimmed, but not debeaked. That's a fine line to walk though. Almost every hatchery offers debeaking or trimming for day olds.

    Are you going to the state fair to look around?
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I'll probly go to the state fair, since I've never been. And I do live pretty close by. Are you going?
     
  7. fullhouse

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    I am not sure. It gets crazy with 5 kids with that much stuff going on all over. If so, probably during the week.
     
  8. orionburn

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    Ideal will ship pullets for most breads (the ones they can sex). The lady explained to me that they consider their birds to be pullets as soon as they are sexed. So even though you would order a pullet the chick could be only a week old and not 8+ weeks.

    To my knowledge they don't do debeaking unless you specify that that is what you want when you order.
     
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