Hatcheries, Day Old Chicks

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  1. dazluv1977
    "My Pet Chicken"
    Pros - Very good customer service.
    Cons - No problems
    I called the advice line before making my purchase. The lady I spoke with took her time and answered all of my questions. She gave me great advice. I felt so much better about becoming a backyard chicken farmer. I was confident in my breed choices and in my ability to take care of the day old chicks. I purchased 14 hens and a rooster. They are all thriving and I couldn't imagine life without them.
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    Purchase Date:
    June 5th
  2. TattooedMama
    "Cackle Hatchery"
    Pros - Excellent quality
    Accurate Sexing
    Beat other Hatchery prices!
    Cons - Never had an issue
    I have used Cackle at least a half dozen times (for both chicks and Broad Breasted Turkeys) and they are my go-to hatchery. The prices are good & the birds are always healthy and vigorous upon arrival. I've also never had an order arrive and be incorrect, which can sometimes happen- but it's so much better when it doesn't! Also, I have been fortunate enough to never have sexing errors of more than 10% which is a BIG plus.

    There's always so many new people wondering who is good to order from, and Cackle, in my opinion, is always a safe bet for quality hatchery birds.
    Ohana Nena and Sparkle110 like this.
  3. Squeak61
    "Meyer Hatchery"
    Pros - Lots of options, honest, warranties/guarantees, amazing birds, incredible staff, on time shipping, low minimum shipping, accurate sexing, reasonable prices
    Cons - None
    Of all the chickens I've ordered online, this is the best place I've ever gotten them. My chicks always arrive perfectly healthy and on time. Meyer Hatchery always makes sure that every customer satisfied and updated on their packages. They're extremely reliable, amazing service, and perfect birds. I recommend them to everyone :)
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  1. rlhagan56
    My Pet Chicken get their chicks from other hatcheries as I understand it. Cackle Hatchery has been wonderful to us. Year after year they send me healthy, strong chicks that they raise themselves. Their customer service is the best I have had! I have ordered 8 different breeds from them and all matured into beautiful birds.
  2. OilyChick
    I was about to order from Cackle hatchery! AND OEG's too..but won't be doing that now. Thank you for posting
  3. MamaWalker
    I love this hatchery! I bought my orpingtons from them last year and have another order on the way. They are friendly, great communication & I'm super pleased with the birds.
  4. CherriesBrood
    I'm sorry I got the name mixed up, It's called Chickens for backyards hatchery
  5. jmandawn
    Nothing but Kudos to Murray McMurray. So far they are batting 100% for us with two orders and are shipping to Alaska.
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  6. beetandsteet
    Ideal is a great hatchery. You are right, they breed for production, not necessarily show quality. All my "Ideal" chickens have been healthy, with great livability, and their offspring have had fabulous fertility (always nearly 100% on my hatches). People who do want show quality should purchase from a breeder.
  7. jillscoop
    Paul Smith is the best quality you'll find anywhere. $10.00 is very inexpensive for his birds. After you see a hatchery mutt bird up against one of the show birds Paul and Angela raise, you'll never be happy with a mutt bird again. I have a few of his birds and I would have gladly paid twice as much for them.
  8. MeeMa Brown
    My experience with MPC was fine. 5 months and no health problems.
  9. kristofandmama
    I ordered six chicks from My Pet Chicken - they all arrived just fine and thrive to this day. They seem like excellent birds and beautiful to boot. Only the Gold Lace Wyandotte is not particularly pretty, but certainly big and healthy. Customer service was very nice - the day of my ship they did not have one of my choices but substituted in a Blue-Laced Red Wyandotte, which was a higher priced chick and also has turned out to be one of my favorites.

    I also know that the company cares about their chicks - there was a recent incident in Connecticut, where i live, when about 20 chicks were ordered and then refused after ship date - the company owner personally called a local chicken keeper who fostered them until they could find other homes - at no cost, just to save the chicks.

    I've ordered from Meyer and My Pet Chicken and both have been 100% problem free. You must cross-reference availabilities for the breeds you want from their calendars, not all chicks are available at all times - it's not Amazon. All reviews should be taken with a grain of salt.
  10. CherriesBrood
    Well, it's these people backyard chickens. They also have a hatchery. I think it might be better if you looked at it yourself I'm bad at explaining things. It's actually called backyard chickens hatchery.

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