Your experience with Ideal Poultry

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by PearlTheDuck, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm around 100% sure I will be ordering from them next spring, what's your experience with ordering chickens/ducks from them? Post pictures if you can :)
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't have pics but I have always been pleased with Ideal. I've ordered chicks as well as ducklings. I always count on losing a few more waterfowl than chicks in transit but that seems to be true no matter where I order. I would recommend Ideal. :)
     
  3. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good. I've heard ducks are more fragile than chickens when getting shipped. I live 2 hours from Ideal, so if I can I will just drive and get some at the place, but I don't know if you can do that. What duck and chicken breeds did you order? :) I want runners really bad [​IMG]
     
  4. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is awesome. 10/10 would order again. 29/30 chicks arrived happy and healthy, 1 was a cockerel. 28/30 is great for hatcheries.

    Of course, If you are looking for breeding/exhibition quality, look elsewhere. These were strictly for my laying pen :).
     
  5. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good! And I'm only looking for to have them as backyard chickens/ducks and laying purposes, no breeding/exhibition quality. You said you got 1 cockerel, did you put only pullets when you placed your order? Or did you intend to get one?
     
  6. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked for all pullets. 1 out of 30 is really good for hatcheries.
     
  7. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is really good for hatcheries. I've heard stories of people getting 10 pullets and 6 of them being cockerels [​IMG] I got 6 pullets from a feed store and 2 of them ended up being cockerels [​IMG] what did you do with the fella?
     
  8. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I traded him to a farm in exchange for a dozen free range eggs...they needed more layers as their girls were slowing down so they wanted to breed some more instead of buying.
     
  9. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that's cool
     
  10. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great delivery, bought 50 chicks received 51 with 1 doa
     

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