Why do Hatcheries have such odd shipping rules?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by 4-H chicken mom, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Here's a question I hope someone can help me understand, why I have to order 25 bantam birds? I know the whole thing about warmth and everything but what I don't understand is when I place an order for 25 chicks, there is usually 13 on one side of the box, then there is a divider with 12 chicks on the other side. They have all come this way for me. So WHY can't I order say 12 bantams for one side of the box and 13 standard chicks for the other. I could handle that. I could get everything I wanted in one order. I don't get it. Please inlighten me. [​IMG]
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] If thats what you want, you should just call them and ask if they would be willing to fill such an order. If they say no, call another one. I would think they would agree if you explain what you just said.

    Good Luck!!!
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    They might have different chicks hatching on different days of the week ???

    Call em and ask!
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I don't think McMurry is like that. I think you can order bantams and regular no problem

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