surplus /suprise pack of chicks from hatcheries

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by wmcneal, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. wmcneal

    wmcneal Out Of The Brooder

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    i bought surplus packs of chicks from cackle hatchery for my kids when they were little. know it's time to buy chicks for the grandkids. does anyone know another hatchery that sells a surplus/suprise pack?
     
  2. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal has a variety of weekly specials.
     
  3. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    I ordered one of their weekly specials last June and got a really neat variety for ordinary egg layers. Plus .80 cents a chick is too good to pass up! We just put the roos in the freezer last month and they are tasty. Sign up for their emails and wait until after the spring chick craze has passed and you'll get some great deals.
     
  4. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand Hill has a super assortment.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they all offer assortments. Go check out a couple of their websites and see what's available.
     
  7. wmcneal

    wmcneal Out Of The Brooder

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    i have checked out some of the assortments, but i want it to be a suprise. cackle's assortment was what ever was left over chicks, ducks, geese, or ?. nothing speciel just pure bred. my kids had the lots of fun trying to figure out what the different chicks were.
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Are the grandkids prepared to raise them and so forth?
     
  9. foothillsfiber

    foothillsfiber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideal offers a surprise. i ordered it last month and got a mix of what they were hatching, red chicks, slw, barred rock, and a white cockerel
     
  10. wmcneal

    wmcneal Out Of The Brooder

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    yes they are ready for it, and yes i checked with mom and dad first. mom was excited remembering the fun she had when they arrived.
     

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