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Ideal hatchery = BEST hatchery in the world!!!!!!

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Just got my chicks today from ideal hatchery in Texas. By far the best hatchery ever. No chick minimum, cheaper and no chicks are Ill or dying and they will walk right onto my hand ( and poop on it) smile defenitly use this hatchery instead of the others

I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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Wow! So your chicks were sent from TX to ME? I would be concerned with transit time. What was your reasoning for using them in the first place as opposed to a closer hatchery? We're thinking about adding to our brood in the future....

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Glad you a great experience!  I'll be using them next week or so.  It's good to know that I can count on them  thumbsup

"The worst thing you can do for someone is the things they could and should do themselves" (Abraham Lincoln).


Working on self-sustainability with my loving hubby of 17 years, our 6 kids, 8 goats, 2 pigs, 2 cats, a Rott, 6 Pekins and 2 Mallards, and a whole gaggle of chickies with more hatching along! Bought our home to fill with love (kids and animals)!!

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"The worst thing you can do for someone is the things they could and should do themselves" (Abraham Lincoln).


Working on self-sustainability with my loving hubby of 17 years, our 6 kids, 8 goats, 2 pigs, 2 cats, a Rott, 6 Pekins and 2 Mallards, and a whole gaggle of chickies with more hatching along! Bought our home to fill with love (kids and animals)!!

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Yeah I expected some of them to be dead or ill when I opened the box but now their all active and eating and chirping I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone

I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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Congrats on your new bsbys:thumbsup i just orderd. 4 blue silkies and 2 frizzles hopefully i get them soon.

Chickens: 17 silkies, 9 frizzles, 3 bantam cochines, 3 seremas, 2 barred rock, 4 ligth brahma,1 buff brahma rooster, 3 bantam buff brahmas, 5 ameraucana, 7 RIR,1 buff orpington, 1 game rooster kelso, 1 SLW, 1 GLW, 2 parakeets, 3 dogs, 2 daugthers, and 1 great husband that puts up with me and my crazy farm i have goin on...
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Chickens: 17 silkies, 9 frizzles, 3 bantam cochines, 3 seremas, 2 barred rock, 4 ligth brahma,1 buff brahma rooster, 3 bantam buff brahmas, 5 ameraucana, 7 RIR,1 buff orpington, 1 game rooster kelso, 1 SLW, 1 GLW, 2 parakeets, 3 dogs, 2 daugthers, and 1 great husband that puts up with me and my crazy farm i have goin on...
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Hope ur chicks come out good

I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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post #7 of 17

I have ordered chicks from Ideal in the past, as well, and have been VERY pleased with the speed of delivery and health/quality of the chicks.

I know some people look down their noses at hatchery chickens and think they couldn't POSSIBLY reach the Standard of Perfection for the breeds offered, but I disagree.  I've gotten some GREAT chickens from Ideal.

Living in the Sierras, raising chickens, groovin' on alpacas, growing food, loving my fabulous husband, and closer than ever to living my ideal dream!

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Living in the Sierras, raising chickens, groovin' on alpacas, growing food, loving my fabulous husband, and closer than ever to living my ideal dream!

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post #8 of 17
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yeah it looks like a low quality hatchery based on their website, but DON'T LET IT FOOL YOU. GREAT BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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I have 6 happy black star hens Niecy, Nantee, Violet, Chickira, Alice, and Kayla. 2 buff orpington hens Goldie and Tweety, 3 barred rock hens named Salt, Pepper, and Rocky. 3 white rocks named Shirley, Gurdy, and Patsy. 2 speckled sussex named Freckles and Ruby. 2 new hampshire reds named Reba and Ginger. And Duke, my delaware rooster.And 2 brand new chicks who hatched on 6/12/12
 

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Originally Posted by MEchickenfarmer33 

Just got my chicks today from ideal hatchery in Texas. By far the best hatchery ever. No chick minimum, cheaper and no chicks are Ill or dying and they will walk right onto my hand ( and poop on it) smile defenitly use this hatchery instead of the others


Do you mean Ideal Poultry?  I know they are in Texas.

“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” - Oscar Wilde
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post #10 of 17

I just bought mine from ideal too and they sent them from texas to ky in about 1 day. born on wed and got here on thur, all healthy.

It's eggs or legs.  Chickens choice.

2 bantam leghorns, 4 children, 1 Siberian husky, 1 Beautiful Wife
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It's eggs or legs.  Chickens choice.

2 bantam leghorns, 4 children, 1 Siberian husky, 1 Beautiful Wife
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