Who has IDEAL 236 chicks????? PLEASE POST!!!

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  1. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 30 Ideal 236 chicks yesterday and I want someone to show me how are they going to look when they grow up. They told me that that was their best egg layers they had. PLEASE post pictures when they were little then about 6-15 weeks and then as adults please post I want to know how they look. AND do they lay good????????? I want to make sure I made a good choice by getting those.
     
  2. Quella

    Quella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually, the best egg layer chickens sold in hatcheries are white leghorns, I think. The 'best' brown egg layers are usually sex-links? I have no idea about Ideal Hatchery, honestly.
     
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  3. JD

    JD Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any pictures of them alone. In these two photos, the white ones are the Ideal 236. They may have a black spot here or there. They will be excellent producers of large to extra-large eggs.

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  6. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ThreeBoysChicks that was what I was looking for! thank you! [​IMG]
     
  7. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    I have one and a California white from Ideal and the 236 or "Stitch" as I call her lays a large to extra large egg that is just as rich as my brown one's.She will be 2 years old in April and she is just now going thru her first molt.Very seldom did she miss a day laying.Leghorns are sort of flighty but I have plenty others to pick up and love anyway.She forages well when I turn them out on the weekends and after work.I just wanted a couple of white egg layers to make my egg cartons more colorful so I decided to get the best and if I order anything else from Ideal I will probably get a couple of more.One good thing about having a couple of leghorns or other white egg layers is that you can mix them with your pure brown egg layers and you still know which eggs are pure.it also gives the roo a couple of more girls.They are medium sized and don't very much at all.
     
  8. Mon27

    Mon27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one that is only 4 weeks old. I received tons a breeds but she is by far the friendliest! I cant say much about anything else other than she is the friendliest chick I have EVER had. :)
     
  9. Ugadano

    Ugadano Out Of The Brooder

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    I got six Ideal 236 one year, with 6 brown leghorns and 6 production reds. The Ideals are yellow as chicks, and white as adults and look like white Leghorns, slender bodied birds with large red flop-over combs, but may have a black feather or tip once in a while, and lay large white-shelled eggs. They would jump on my back when I bent over in the pen to feed them. I had one we called Pet, because she would come up and talk to you with different little sentences. She was always jumping up by me on the barrel or the fence to have a talk. She would jump on our backs if we bent down, and walk up to the shoulder as we stood up, sit on the shoulder and talk to us and try to eat my fake pearl earring. There were a couple more that would jump on us as young pullets and just not be shy later, but she stayed that friendly. So funny for a chicken! Last thing we expected. Helps when you pen raise them early and go in amongst them to feed, water and clean. I would feed them from my hand a bit nearly every time, that helps. Incidentally, the reds were bold and bossy, and unafraid of us. The brown leghorn hens we had raised right along beside the others, were crazy as loons, would take off like a pheasant straight up if they got upset, and roosted in the top of the elm tree over the henhouse no matter how many times I caught them with a leg pole and put them back inside on the roost!
     
  10. Ugadano

    Ugadano Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone had asked the cross that produced the Ideal 236, and I have copied from their website and linked the page:

    The Ideal 236 is a breed cross layer developed by Ideal Poultry in the 1960's and is the most productive, efficient layer sold by Ideal. This breed cross has excellent highbred vigor, which takes advantage of the specific combinability involving a combination of 3 strains of White Leghorns and a white egg barred breed cross. The specific combination of strains/breeds has produced a bird with excellent livability and the ability to lay for a long period of time without moulting.
    The mature weight of Ideal 236 hens is 4.5 lbs. which is heavier than most commercial layers.
    http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html


    Here is the link to the table with the specs: http://www.idealpoultry.com/pdf/retail_breed_description-2014.pdf
    IDEAL 236 /PLUMAGE White with a few Black Flecks/ Egg Shell Color White/ Egg weight per Doz 26-27 oz / Mature Body Weight 4.5 lbs/ Rate of Lay Excellent/ Addl Info IDEAL’S best layer—Recommended for commercial laying
    operations—Excellent exterior egg quality and length of lay.
     

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