Anyone know a hatchery near NYS??

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by AnimalGeek23, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. AnimalGeek23

    AnimalGeek23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked into Hoovers, thought it was great! But that's all the way in Iowa. Any hatcheries in New York??
     
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    apryl29 True BYC Addict

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    Meyer hatchery is in Ohio https://www.meyerhatchery.com/
    I have not personally ordered from them, but the place I bought 4 of my birds from gets their chicks from them.
     
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    PachecoPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought chicks from Hoover and they shipped to California on February 27. They arrived in two days happy and healthy. I would imagine they would make it to NY especially now that the weather is nicer. Just be sure to let your post office know ahead of time when you are expecting your babies. Being in contact with them can help a lot.
     
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    AnimalGeek23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
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    apryl29 True BYC Addict

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    I bought birds from Hoover Feb 2017 and 9 out of 11 died. If you're going to order from them, they only ship on Tuesdays so check your weather and order accordingly. It was nice when I ordered mine, but by the time the order went out the temps had dropped below freezing at night. Try to get days where it's going to be warmer at night b/c they don't heat the mail trucks they travel in. Also, contact your local post office and let them know to expect them, and to call you ASAP when they arrive... but don't count on it. I called my PO 2 days before to let them know they were coming. I got a text alert that they arrived at 4:30 am, then didn't get a call from the post office until 7:30 am. My birds were shipped late on Tuesday and I got them Friday morning.
     
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    Altfrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you looking for? I'd look into local breeders first.
     
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    I've ordered from Cackle, Meyer, and Sandhill, great luck with all of them.
    I've never had a problem with shipped chicks. Most people that do are from ordering to few, not enough to keep them warm. And from ordering in cold or hot weather.
    Check your local Craigslist, lots of local breeders/hatchers many with the rarer breeds if your interested in them.
    Where you located? I've seen some in the Delhi, Unadilla, Oneonta, Binghamton area.
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    This thread brings back some wonderful memories, ... the excitement of a short trip to pick up my 8 little chickies on hatch day.
    This is where my babies were born-
    http://abendrothshatchery.com/
     
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