My brooder is set up just like I have done it in the past (been doing it for years and have never lost chicks like this) and for some reason this year I cant keep the chicks alive. This is the first time I have ever purchased chicks from this particular store and I am starting to think that the conditions at the store are affecting the health of the chicks. I have no other explanation. They just died suddenly. (Conditions at the store are horrible. Chicks basically packed wing to wing in some of the brooders and four week old chicks mixed in with week old chicks.)
In the past I have gone through my local feed store and had them order me chicks from the hatchery they order from, however this year I wasn't home in time to do that. Which really sucks because all the chicks I have ever gotten from them have been great hardy chicks that grow up wonderfully.
So instead of wasting more money and supporting a feed store that obviously doesn't care for their chicks I am thinking of ordering from MyPetChicken.com since their minimum order for me would be five. Has anyone ever ordered from them? Are they reputable?