*UPDATE* I think Cackel Hatchery sent me the wrong breed. Aahh!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JayBird+16, May 8, 2009.

  1. JayBird+16

    JayBird+16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that I recived Cornish X's instead of the Dark Cornish that I ordered? This is my first time ordering chicks though the mail and this morning I recived 16 very small, very yellow chicks. I looked at the picts. of the dark cornish chicks and they all seem brown. Will my chicks turn brown or did I end up with the wrong breed? I don't want Cornish X's - what should I do with them?
     
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  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can post a pic, people may be able to help identify better. [​IMG]
     
  3. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    JayBird+16 :

    Is it possible that I recived Cornish X's instead of the Dark Cornish that I ordered? This is my first time ordering chicks though the mail and this morning I recived 16 very small, very yellow chicks. I looked at the picts. of the dark cornish chicks and they all seem brown. Will my chicks turn brown or did I end up with the wrong breed? I don't want Cornish X's - what should I do with them?

    once, ideal made a mistake on an order of mine..........when i called them about it, they replaced the ducks, immediately, no questions asked. i would hope that cackle has the same policy....it only takes a phone call to find out for sure.

    good luck!​
     
  4. Ravenna

    Ravenna Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my Cackle order today and I got a lively, peeping box of active and healthy silkies with a few bonus peanuts! All alive and very well. If you think there is a mistake, they are very nice and helpful and usually will work with you. Probably your best bet would be to post a pic for folks to identify on here or send Cackle a picture of your chicks to make sure your order was right. Good luck!
     
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  5. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What are peanuts?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Extra chicks packed with your order for warmth, usually roosters, called packing peanuts.
     
  7. JayBird+16

    JayBird+16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a straight run of dark cornish. The chicks are suppose to be darkish brown with darker brown patches. my new chicks, while very cute, are soild, fluffy yellow. I'll post a pict are soon as I get one.
     
  8. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experiences with the people at Cackle the past 2 years has been great so if they sent you the wrong chicks (which it sounds like they did) I would give them a call and hopefully they will correct their mistake. Good luck.
     
  9. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They did this to me to, I got two chicks I didn't order.
     
  10. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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