Originally Posted by Jensownzoo
I had a good experience with My Pet Chicken. I had some losses, but they were shipped in January and traveled through a snowstorm. No problems getting refunds, good customer service overall.
I had the exact same experience with My Pet Chicken. There was an unexpected snowstorm in March when they shipped and all of my bantams died. Although my standards are doing great. They were good about refunds and gave advice about keeping the rest of the flock alive, even though they froze in their first couple days of life!
I've also bought chickens from Meyer and am pleased with them with no losses, although I did order during peak season in the summer, so deaths would have been unlikely.
Ideal Poultry and McMurray are supposed to be good, but I find their websites obnoxious and difficult to work with.
My Pet Chicken and Meyer Hatchery have great information on chickens, which breeds to get, and availability on their website. My Pet Chicken will even tell you how many birds that they have available on any given day and has a search engine for available birds on a daily basis. They also have a Chicken Breed Selector that can be helpful when determining which breeds to get.