I'm wanting to get my next chicks from a hatchery that's closer by. I'm currently looking at Ozbert Farms, Sumner Bird Farm, Little Birdie Hatchery, and Fayetteville NC Poultry. The last being the closest to me, I believe. Anyone get any chicks from them or some place else?
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I would not recommend Sumner Bird. I picked up my birds from there a while ago and have had 4 die on me within a few days of bringing them home. Two of those were due to an e. coli infection that caused a respiratory disease (I had one of the chicks necropsied, which is how I know that) and the bird was a sick when I picked it up (yes, I know I shouldn't have taken the bird, but hindsitght is always 20/20). Anyway, that one sick bird infected three other birds, one of which died. The other two are still struggling to make it even with antibiotics.