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post #11 of 12

I ordered 8 from Meyers, and they are all fine, healthy and adorable.  They came with  a heat pad, but when opened the box, they wre all squished in one corner, trying to become one with the cardboard.  I am not sure if it was because they were cold or terrified.

 

I am guessing terrified. lol.

 

It should be fine.

Wife to beloved, mom to 5 kids;  have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 4 RIRs, 4 NHRs. 4 Plymouth, 1 random red pullet, and Chester a Plymouth roo, who needs to find a new home. 

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Wife to beloved, mom to 5 kids;  have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 4 RIRs, 4 NHRs. 4 Plymouth, 1 random red pullet, and Chester a Plymouth roo, who needs to find a new home. 

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post #12 of 12

I used Meyer Hatchery, the chics arrived in 20 degree weather all alive but 1. Which is to be expected when its that cold out. Meyer does not send packing peanuts they use heat packs. I also used Ideal Poultry and they have a no minimum number in chicks but do have a $25 order min. I had some issues with the Meyer chicks but customer service called me and took care of everything. I see no reason to not use Meyer hatchery to order 10 easter eggers. Here is a pic of the Easter Egger I got from Meyer, she is now 2 weeks old.

 

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