what happens if they give you half males?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by sydney13, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered some chicks from natures hatchery and half of the breeds were not the color i ordered which i don't mind but i think that half are roosters. i ordered 25 chicks then tried to pick the six most pullet looking chicks to keep and gave the extras away. Now people are telling me that 3 of the 6 chicks i have look like they are roosters. natures hatchery says that they they guarantee 90% to be the correct sex but if it turns out to be true that 3 of mine are cockerels then what will they do? would they send me some more chicks of the same breed and will they take your word for it that they are roosters? has any one ever had this happen before with natures hatchery?
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  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I think most of the hatcheries will refund you either for the cost of the chick or refund the difference between the cost of a female chick and male chick if the sexing error was larger than 10%.
     
  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
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    If they sent you the wrong color, I'd ask for a refund or new chicks !!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What makes you think they are roosters? They are much too young to tell either way. Did you order them sexed? I'm not sure I understand why you picked thru for the most "pullet looking" ones if they were sexed. If they were sold as straight run, the odds are 50/50 for hens/roos.
     
  5. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you can tell either way in the chicks you have pics of. It's much too early to tell.
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i know its to early to tell no but i have a feeling those three may be roos because the combs are much larger then the other ones and they have smaller tails and the brahma is much less developed and much bigger comb. i ordered all pullets but since the minimum was 25(with out paying extra for shipping) and i was only keeping 6 i picked mine and gave the extras of to a farm.
     
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