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I just got their catalog which is kind of fun.  Color pictures.

I don't know why I got it.  I do not believe I have ever ordered from them.

I thought I might try a small order.  What do you think?  Has anyone else ordered from them?

It is much cheaper to order from a hatchery than to hatch your own, because if nothing else you can get all gals.

But I just LOVE hatching eggs, so I try to hatch out some that I really want to have nicer birds.

But I need to raise a bunch of them just for the eggs, so that means, for me, a hatchery.

Catherine

4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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post #2 of 38

We did the small order last year and I'm planning on ordering a brood for this year, tomorrow. Ordered 8, but they forgot to add my EE, so I only received 7. But all were packed well, with a heat-pack, and gro-gel. They even came a day earlier than I expected. For the 7 chicks and the small order, the price was roughly $60. Pretty pricey, but where we are, our options are limited. Tomorrow I plan only to order 3 chicks using the same policy.

My chicks are now almost 1 year olds, all sexed correctly (as females), and if not for the slip up with my EE, I'd have few complaints. But obviously, I'm not so displeased, or else I wouldn't be ordering from them again. smile

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post #3 of 38
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Originally Posted by IggiMom 

I just got their catalog which is kind of fun.  Color pictures.

I don't know why I got it.  I do not believe I have ever ordered from them.

I thought I might try a small order.  What do you think?  Has anyone else ordered from them?

It is much cheaper to order from a hatchery than to hatch your own, because if nothing else you can get all gals.

But I just LOVE hatching eggs, so I try to hatch out some that I really want to have nicer birds.

But I need to raise a bunch of them just for the eggs, so that means, for me, a hatchery.

Catherine


Have you ordered from another hatchery or broker in the past? More than likely if you did they may have came from Meyers.... basically when the order goes through to be drop shipped your name is saved on their database. Next year, you automatically get a catalog.

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www.bruntyfarms.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunty-Farms/123540254350138

"Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there's something out there you love to do, that you believe in, that you're good at something that's bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today."
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Originally Posted by IggiMom 

I just got their catalog which is kind of fun.  Color pictures.

I don't know why I got it.  I do not believe I have ever ordered from them.

I thought I might try a small order.  What do you think?  Has anyone else ordered from them?

It is much cheaper to order from a hatchery than to hatch your own, because if nothing else you can get all gals.

But I just LOVE hatching eggs, so I try to hatch out some that I really want to have nicer birds.

But I need to raise a bunch of them just for the eggs, so that means, for me, a hatchery.

Catherine


Have you ordered from another hatchery or broker in the past? More than likely if you did they may have came from Meyers.... basically when the order goes through to be drop shipped your name is saved on their database. Next year, you automatically get a catalog.


Well my goodness.  You mean that when I ordered, say, from Cackles, it may have come from Meyers?  I did not know that!

Catherine

4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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post #5 of 38

Very well could of. I know a lot of the hatcheries work together on orders especially if one is a lot closer than the other. I'm not saying cackle did that... but they very well could of. With you getting a catalog and never signing up for one, that leaves me to think that you were sent chicks from Meyers...

www.bruntyfarms.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunty-Farms/123540254350138

"Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there's something out there you love to do, that you believe in, that you're good at something that's bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today."
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www.bruntyfarms.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunty-Farms/123540254350138

"Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there's something out there you love to do, that you believe in, that you're good at something that's bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today."
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post #6 of 38

Some time hatcheries like other companies sell your addresses to other companies. That could been what happened. Like when you order from a hatchery all of a sudden you get every plant book under the sun

post #7 of 38

I have ordered from them and what you get is good  quality birds they seem to a lot cheaoer tham anyone esle I have found.

post #8 of 38

Here's a post from last year detailing my experience with Meyer: 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=163923


If I ordered from a hatchery again I would use them.

Homeschooling mom of 2 DDs (12 and 2), 3 DSs (10, 8, & 6), and wife to a wonderful DH who's a really good sport.  Buff bantam Ameraucanas (DD #1's), white Call and silver Welsh Harlequin ducks (DS #1's),  Mille Fleur D'uccles and white and pencilled Runner ducks (DS #2's), a splash Silkie (DD #3's), Alpine and Alpine-Lamancha goats, and a wonderful English Shepherd to guard the homestead.
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Homeschooling mom of 2 DDs (12 and 2), 3 DSs (10, 8, & 6), and wife to a wonderful DH who's a really good sport.  Buff bantam Ameraucanas (DD #1's), white Call and silver Welsh Harlequin ducks (DS #1's),  Mille Fleur D'uccles and white and pencilled Runner ducks (DS #2's), a splash Silkie (DD #3's), Alpine and Alpine-Lamancha goats, and a wonderful English Shepherd to guard the homestead.
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post #9 of 38

I ordered from meyer 3 years ago.  Unfortunately lost these birds to the neighbor dog with other expensive hatches over a year ago.  The meyer birds though were great, did not lose one bird on shipment.  They shipped them out monday afternoon and they arrived early tues morning, was expecting weds but very happy it only took five hours to get to my post office.  I'm ordering from them again this year, don't arrive til may but they are the best in customer service and so glad they are closest to me.

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wife/ Registered nurse soapstress  and chicken lover fanatic~
LF b/b/s ameraucauna.  Check out my new soap blog.
Als
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post #10 of 38

I have ordered birds from them and would again.  I wish they would update their website and go to online ordering though.  I am pretty pleased with my birds from them.  Overall, the quality was good.

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