Just wanted to let everyone know about our positive experiences with Meyer. We order some of my daughter's 4H birds from them and they are nice quality. We especially love the Buckeye breed that we have had a rough time finding at other hatcheries. With a couple of their shipments we have had losses, but they did refund the money. The packaging has always had enough holes in the box and they also place heating pads under the baby chicks feet to keep them warm.
Last year we ordered broiler chicks from Meyer and also from another hatcher in Iowa, just to experiment to see what birds we liked the best. We thought the Meyer broilers were healthier and grew heavier than the other hatcheries birds. So we ordered 3 more batches from Meyers and had good luck with all of the deliveries. Now this could be that we are closer to the Meyer Hatchery than to the one in Iowa, since we live in Maryland and Meyer is located in Ohio, not sure. Both hatcheries did include a few extra babies in the deliveries.