What do ya'll think I'll get?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gertsgal, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. gertsgal

    gertsgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am impatiently waiting for the post office to call to say my babies are here. I ordered 4 Americauna's, 2 blue cochins, 2 barred rocks and 4 surprise chickens (all girls). I ordered from Ideal poultry. Any guesses what I might get? Also, will they let me know what my surprise chicks are? Obviously a first time chick orderer:) Thanks.
     
  2. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they usually tell you what you get...I only say this because I've seen lots of posts in the "What breed is this chicken" forum. Seems like a lot of people get EE's for their "suprise" chicks...but I think you just get whatever they have left over from orders that week!! Once you get them, you can post pics in the breed forum...seems to be some experts over there pretty good at figuring out who's who!! Congrats on your babies!
     
  3. gertsgal

    gertsgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, Thanks for that. I had better figure out how to post pictures !
     
  4. Kickin.Cowgirl

    Kickin.Cowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to check out ideal poultry... Surprise chicks sound like fun especially if you can specify pullets...[​IMG]
     
  5. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received my order from Ideal. Ordered 13 and got 23. WooHoo!!! I have no idea what my packing peanuts are at this point. I am thinking Orpington, RIR, or New Hampshire. Their wings are just growing in and they are a light tan.

    This is day one. The lightest chicks are Cornish X and all the other darker yellow are my packing peanuts.

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  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Surprise chicks from hatcheries are almost always roosters [​IMG]
     
  7. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I ordered some ducks from Ideal this Spring and they sent along 5 packing peanuts that looked a lot like yours - I kept my fingers crossed that somehow they had sent me at least one little girl. Alas, they were 5 of the most personable little roo boys who absolutely loved the ducks. They would cry the entire time we had the ducks out for a swim and even tried jumping in the water with them a couple of times. We eventually rehomed them, but they were entertained us for a few months.[​IMG]

    I did contact Ideal to get an ID on them, but they said they don't keep track of the peanuts.
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    This time of year, you can look at their website and get a good idea of what they are shipping. Many breeds are "sold out". so you know you won't get any of those.
     

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