Surprise, Surprise! 49 Chicks and 3 Ducks Arrived Friday!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bullitt, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cackle Hatchery in Lebabon, Missouri, has a wild surprise special.

    Here is what it states:



    Like Surprises?
    No choice of kind or amount of birds but we guarantee a bargain.

    $45.95 plus $15.00 shipping for a total of $60.95



    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/page10.html#hatcherysurprise


    Has anyone ever ordered this crazy surprise, and what and how many chicks were received?
     
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  2. Armywifeandmama

    Armywifeandmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I order from Cackle sometimes ( they are like a half hr from me) and love them. I saw that in their catalog and wondered about it too!
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the way it is described a person could receive chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, or any other bird. It is probably chickens, though.

    I think this special is for the person who really likes variety and doesn't really care what kind of birds are received.

    If it was like 50 chicks of 20 different breeds or something, that special would be a great deal. It would even be okay if they threw in a few other types of birds. But if it was 50 bantam cockerels I wouldn't like it. That is why I was curious if anyone had ordered this special.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father is feeling adventurous. My father decided to go ahead and order Cackle Hatchery's "Hatchery Surprise."

    My father said, what the heck, I have plenty of room. He also said, I bet the people at the hatchery laugh when they are packing these surprise chicks.

    I don't know yet what the delivery date will be, but hopefully there will be a wide variety of breeds when they are delivered. My father said it should be fun trying to determine which breeds of chickens are delivered.

    I am looking forward to seeing pictures of these surprise chicks.
     
  5. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please let us know!

    I saw that and was thinking of ordering it too. I wouldn't mind a few ducks in a little pond.. but I DON'T want 15 turkeys! lol My gramma grew up on a farm with MEAN MEAN MEAN turkeys that used to chase her out to the outhouse and not let her leave all night till her father came and rescued her. Truthfully... Turkeys scare me now ;)

    Ducks... well... I like them almost as much as chickens :D
     
  6. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Please be chickens! My husband was chased by a bantam rooster when he was little!
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully my father won't receive any killer bantam roosters or turkeys. [​IMG]

    As an adult, I don't think you have to worry about running away from a turkey. I can see how a small child would be afraid of a turkey or a goose. But I don't think you have to be afraid of turkeys.

    He was chased by a bantam rooster? A bantam rooster weighs about 2 pounds. [​IMG]

    My father wouldn't mind a few other types of birds besides chickens. But I am sure all or most of these birds will be chickens.

    I am pretty confident that my father will have a rainbow of colors soon.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that was fast.

    Cackle Hatchery sent out an e-mail, and the chicks will be shipped on February 29.

    Maybe we can call these leap-year chickens. They will only have a birthday every four years. [​IMG]
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks will be sent Wednesday morning. I hope the chicks arrive quickly on Thursday.

    My father said he is ready with the brooder, the pine shavings, the paper towels, the feeders, the waterers, a bag of medicated feed, and a light with an aluminum reflector. My father is building a larger chicken run, and he got a solar-powered electric fence to keep out the raccoons, foxes, and other critters that like a chicken dinner.

    I am curious to find out what comes in the "hatchery surprise." I hope it is a wide variety of breeds and a mix of pullets and cockerels. I am guessing it will be more cockerels, though.
     
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  10. Jed

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    Sounds very tempting. You will have to let us know what you end up with.
     

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