Anyone ever picked up chicks from Meyer Hatchery?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hyzenthlay, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    SW PA
    Have any of you ever driven out to Meyer to pick your chicks up in person? I'm going on Monday to pick up 2, and I'm wondering if they'll have my 2 set aside already, or if I'll get to pick them out from a big pile of the ones of that breed/sex, or what. If they already have them set aside, will I have the opportunity to say, no, I don't want that one, can I get a different one, or whatever?

    I have no idea what I'm doing, so I'll probably just take whatever they give me, but I'm mostly wondering what will happen if one of my chicks looks unhealthy in some way--it's a 150 mile drive each way, so I want to come back with good chicks (I know, I'm totally insane to drive that far for chicks, you don't have to tell me:p). Also, one of the ones I'm getting is an EE--is there somewhere I can look to see what different colored EE chicks grow up to look like? If I have a chance to pick colors, I'd like to try to get a cool one.

  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Yes, I've gone twice. They will have your chicks in a shipping box all ready and waiting for you. I don't know about if you can change your mind or not, as I've never had that problem. I always fall in love with my chicks when I see them. [​IMG]
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Yes, I've gone and picked them up before too. I asked for a tour of the hatchery and got the big NO NO! That's really a shame because I'd love to have seen it. You do your pickup at the store and they have alot of great stuff there - everything that's in their catalog and more. They are really nice people and very helpful.

    Edited to add that this sounds silly, but they have the most absolutely cleanest port-a-potty I've ever seen! Little curtains on it and everything. Too funny.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009

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