I've had wonderful service from any of the three hatcheries I've ordered from over the decades that I've been ordering chicks. One year the Welps CS helped me plan out my pastured poultry startup per organic feed to order in for the first run, and she even had a couple of suggestions for attracting new clients. Of them all, Welps is the first one I check with, for pricing is usually the best through them, and their meat chicks seem to grow out faster. I feel like I received CS as if the person on the other is was a long time beloved family friend! This is not to detract from any of the other three hatcheries I've contacted CS, but Welps stood out head and shoulders above the others for me and my operation.
I have had a shipment of frozen chicks one year, I revived a few of them but they died a few days later anyway. The package had been left outside on a loading dock by the transporter! They replaced the whole order.
As far as roos, if anyone gets too many roos and wants a place for them, they can come here! I'm in the Chambersburg/Gettysburg/Hanover area of south central PA and travel south quite often so we could arrange to meet sometime.
Also, I noticed that someone mentioned predator issues. I have a few layers of protection for my peeps but vermin are attracted to that fresh spring meat and will move in on you some years! Take more than one simultaneous approaches to this issue because some of those evil demons learn from seeing others caught on glue boards and traps! For those wily ones, the only chance is a good, strong calico cat and her well trained daughters!
If it's larger predators, I raise predator control dogs and provide experienced young Maremma teams with perhaps a finished adult Maremma on the team for those new to lgd's. We do have to be selective about who can get one of our Maremma or one of our teams but we have found them to be the most effective and most biologically ecological method of predation deterrent against most predators even those winged eagles and birds of prey. Those winged predators are allowed to prey on wild birds and rabbits, etc but if they stoop on one of our farm birds they are batted gently off the bird and allowed to fly away unharmed to more appropriate prey. Ravens though are escorted across the property till they leave even the neighbor's vicinity, lol Not sure what the ravens have done but they get short shrift! I do wish I could get my camera into play when I see these awesome predator control specialists at work!
I hope you find some ideas that help from my post, or at least enjoy reading and seeing my pics!