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What surprises did you get when you ordered the chick "special"?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wink, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually didn't order the full special from Ideal....just 6 feather footed whatevers and 3 clean legged whatevers.

    Last year I bought 25 chicks, some I put specificity into, but the rest I ordered assorted. And because I can't keep the boys, I ended up giving away a lot of my specifieds. Some of m favorite girls were the random ones (never did get them identified, lol).

    So this time around, it'll be a guessing game....girl or boy? And who the heck are you?

    What fun ones did you end up with?
     
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, that process can't be used with bantams (due to their size and delicacy?). I think only mypetchicken.com can sex them, but even then, it's not as accurate. And then each chick ends up being $10.50....yikes!
     
  4. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quite true. The only hatchery I've found that won't do straight run on bantams is mypetchicken and, as indicated, the price for each is considerably higher than other hatcheries.

    Gail
     

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