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2015 hatchery chick order thread!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chicken farmer, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Songster

    Feb 7, 2012
    Are you ordering chicks from a hatchery this year? What breeds are you getting,what hatchery are you ordering from? I'm so excited a little bit ago I put my chick order in at Murray Mcmurray Hatchery and I ordered 26 chicks and a great variety I got some barred rocks,silver or buff laced polish(I forget),buff orpington,dark cornish,ameraucanas,white leghorn,black sex-link,turken naked necks,blue andalusian,black cochin,egyptian fayoumis,and I think that's all I ordered and I ordered a couple of almost each breed. This is the first time I ordered chicks from a hatchery and I'm so excited. I've hatched chicks in incubator/broody hen,and bought some at the feedstore but not hatchery I can't wait. But let's see what all you guys are getting?[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Oh how I wish I could get more chicks this year! But I don't have space!

    Have fun everyone who is!![​IMG]
  3. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    I just ordered from Cackle [first order] and Welp [got chicks from them several years ago]. I have gotten lovely birds several times from McMurray but they didn't have what I wanted this time.

    Cuckoo and Black Marans and Welsomers from Cackle and Russian Orloffs from Welp... all set to ship in March.
  4. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Songster

    Jul 23, 2011
    I am!! I am so darn excited too :D I placed my order with Ideal, and they are supposed to ship March 11th :)

    2 easter eggers *they say Ameraucana but I know better haha
    3 partridge plymouth rocks
    1 PPR rooster
    3 cuckoo marans
    2 dark brahmas
    1 dark brahma rooster
    2 light brahmas
    2 std partridge cochins *I thought my kids would like them :)
    3 salmon faverolles *which I am now seeing might be a different color coming from Ideal?
    and 15 cornish rock meat birds.

    I haven't been able to have layers in a couple years, so I am excited to have some girls back :D
  5. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I placed my order with My Pet Chicken a few weeks ago. Getting Easter Eggers, just because I can't get enough of them, Light Brahmas, Buff Brahmas, and Red Sex Links. Due to arrive the first week in April. I made the mistake of ordering way too early last year, and lost some chicks in shipping because of it. They came the last week of February and it was 19 degrees below zero when we picked them up at the PO. What makes that worse is that the postal service messed up and held them up in Casper overnight in those temps. I was NOT happy, but MPC made it right, even though it wasn't their fault. So I had no problem ordering from them again.
  6. KurtG

    KurtG Chirping

    Nov 5, 2014
    I am in the waiting queue from Meyer..various Marans pullets (Black Copper, Blue Splash, Golden Cuckoo, and Cuckoo)....I've had time to build the coop & run and still have 2 months left to wait.....
  7. chickenmomma16

    chickenmomma16 Songster 6 Years

    Jul 16, 2012
    Buckley, Washington
    I have my little ones shipping out February 2nd from McMurray. I'm hoping for decent weather for their trip! [​IMG]

    I have:
    6 straight run Welsummers
    4 EEs (advertised as Ameraucanas)
    4 Speckled Sussex
    4 Brown Leghorns
    4 Plymouth Rocks
    4 Partridge Rocks

    This is my first time raising them in a brooder. Normally my hens do all the work. Just went shopping and got all their supplies. Now I just need to set up the brooder itself. I'm so excited!!![​IMG]
  8. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Songster

    Feb 7, 2012
    Great! I have my little one's(26) shipping out on February 2nd as well,can't wait to find out what my mystery chick is!!
  9. chickenmomma16

    chickenmomma16 Songster 6 Years

    Jul 16, 2012
    Buckley, Washington
  10. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Songster

    Feb 7, 2012
    Yes I also seen a lot were roosters and quite a few were ameracaunas, but there are a few that are hens so hopefully we'll get lucky [​IMG]

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