small chick order ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bisqit&Gravy, May 21, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm such a worry wart...haha. I was just about to place my order for 10 bantams then stopped. All I can think is I'm gonna end up with 10 roos.
    Any one with a small order and actually got some hens? Should I just stop worrying and order?..hahaha
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Order them from MPC...they have a sexing fee for bantams but at least you can order small numbers and get what you want.

    http://www.mypetchicken.com


    With straight run, you never know what you will get, all you can do is cross your fingers.
     
  3. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked them out and shipping is too high. Plus they don't have what I want.
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Oh okay...at least you checked. You know why shipping is so high? They charge an extra small order fee...they send them with a little nest sorta and a heating pad under it to keep them warm because of not having the large number of chicks with them for warmth.

    To me, if I wanted sexed bantams in small numbers...they are the way to go. Sorry they did not have what you wanted. Good luck with getting your babies.
     
  5. KPort Chick

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    I ordered my 2 1/2 week old chicks from My Pet Chicken (4 buffs and 2 silkies). There was no extra shipping charge (except for the small order fee). In fact, I had ordered some supplies with the chick order, and the shipping was outrageous. They called me back and credited me. I was very pleased with MPC. They all came alive and healthy in a little nest and heat pack.
     
  6. HMK123

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    In addition to the small order fee ($25) for the special box an heating pad, they also ship express and not priority... My 5 chicks (sexed pullets, but not banties) including shipping cost $57.44...

    That is $11.49 each...

    Pretty expensive, but how much of a hassel is it to have to deal with 10 roos? And build a couple seprate places for them? And how much will you pay in feed if you get 25 when you only really want 5?

    I was happy to find them. They serve a very good purpose...
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    You can order from Meyer hatchery too...they have a small order program but they are not sexing bantams.
     
  8. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens too, and living in the city, and did the ordering "on again, off again" dance, too. I think I was afraid to take the jump. Buuuuutttttt -

    I rec'd a sexed, small order from MPC last week. While the shipping fee is high (because of the warming unit) and my ship date got pushed almost 4 weeks, I am happy to report that all of my chicks arrived alive and very healthy. I had two with pasty butt for 1 day and that's it. I am very pleased and would order again from them in an instant. Even with the high shipping. Maybe I'm just a bit neurotic, but I was worried sick while they were in transit. I had a "shipping date" and couldn't quit obsessing about their arrival until I finally got the call from my mailman.

    Saving a few bucks and getting a straight run or a standard order of 25, especially when you only want 10 chickens, then to find out that 8 of them are roos and have to go seems like *too much hassle*.... Plus I have grown attached to my new babies and re-homing them (or eating them) because of code enforcements doesn't sound appealing right now.

    Good Luck!
     
  9. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's not the shipping that's high with MPC, it's the shipping pack. i decided to bump up from 9 chicks to 15, just to make the shipping pack fee go down. i won't be getting my babies for a while (picky order of multiple breeds) so i can't speak to the end result yet, but the communication has been fabulous and i'd recommend the process to anyone.
     

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