Where can I order???

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by rmh0508, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I order sexed Bantam and other odd breeds that are sexed. Every place I have checked only offer straight run. I have checked out my pet chicken but I would rather not have to sell a kidney to get 10 sexed chicks:/
    Any other suggestions? Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my pet chicken and meyers are in essence the same thing I have been told...and meyers is cheaper...check with them?

    my bad...just checked their website. looks like they are only straight run...MPC is the only hatchery I know of that sells sexed bantams [​IMG] sorry
     
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  3. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    MPC has sexed bantams
     
  4. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MPC is way to expensive at $10 each for a silkie chick, I want about 20 so $200 no way. ANyother suggestions????
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...I think they kinda have the market on sexed bantams at the moment [​IMG]
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep I'm pretty sure no other hatcheries sell sexed bantams. You can't expect them to really, what would they do with all the extra roos since they would be too small to sell as assorted roos for meat like they do with large fowl ?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Doesn't the vast majority of hatchery roos end up in the grinder anyway?

    Because bantams are smaller, I imagine they are that much more difficult to sex.
     
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Besides MPC, I haven't seen a hatchery that offers sexed bantams. You'd have to order roughly 2x as many chicks as you want to keep and either sell or cull the extra males.
     
  9. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:MPC is the only place that has sexed bantams, unless you are willing to look for a breeder who can sell you started pullets.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    try ideal poultry
     

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