White Silkie Chicks From Ideal Poultry ..any Feedbacks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jm93030, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get some white silkie chicks from ideal , I want to know if you guys have pics for their stock....any good or bad feedbacks?

    thank you
     
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    You mean quality wise?
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If your looking for pets they will be fine, but they will look nothing like what you get if you were to purchase from a quality breeder. Little to no foot/toe feathering, single combs, tiny crests or no crests at all, small cushions, etc.
     
  5. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Yeah you would be better off buying from an actual silkie breeder. Some aren't that much more expensive than hatcheries either.
     
  6. slamine

    slamine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatcheries breed for quantity, go to a breeder if you want quality. If you insist on using a hatchery, Cackle tends to have the best silkies compared to the other hatcheries, although you will likely get better cull birds from many breeders.
     
  7. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are right , I remember ordering from cackle and those silkies turn out pretty good

    I sold some pairs for 80 dls

    but they are sold out


    I wanted to hear from other hatcheries

    Thanks
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You are right , I remember ordering from cackle and those silkies turn out pretty good

    I sold some pairs for 80 dls

    but they are sold out


    I wanted to hear from other hatcheries

    Thanks

    I agree. The best silkies I have seen come from a hatchery came from Cackle. Decent looking Silkies. Other hatchery silkies i've seen were very poor quaility.
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    If you are looking for pets, Ideal Silkies will work just fine. If you are looking for show birds, a breeder is the better option.
     

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