Anyone ordered chickens from this place?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by mommas chickens, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ordered chickens from chickens for backyards.com? I read really good reviews on there site but wanted to ask you guys? My brother wants to get a few chicks(Im rubbing off on everyone [​IMG] ) and I may possibly order a few more easter eggers for myself but just wanted to see about them before I order. Thanks~
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    They are a broker. They get the chicks from different hatcherys. You can get them for less if you order from the actual hatchery they the chicks from like Ideal and I theres others but not sure.
    So if you buy from them you are paying way more than you could of.
     
  3. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get smaller numbers though...at an astronomical shipping rate [​IMG]
     
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  4. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew I just checked and the shipping rate is steep!! Does anyone have suggestions for me to give him on were he can order a small number of chicks for a not so crazy price?
     
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    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Craigslist, farm and garden section - I found my favorite large fowl egg-laying breeder there
     
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Come to El Dorado county in California. I have started pullets and cockerels (mixed breeds) for sale. I've got straight-run mixed mottled java chicks for sale. Come get 'em.
     
  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:How many are you wanting to get? I know Cackle, Ideal, and Meyer Hatchery have the small chick orders and they hatch the chicks.
     
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:There you go! I would rather buy from a fellow BYC'er than a hatchery any day!
     
  9. mommas chickens

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    He is looking to order around 5 and I was gonna add in 3 easter eggers. I would love to be able to drive there and get chickens from someone I can trust Im just out here in the sticks and everyone close enough doesnt have any extras and the feed store only carries them for a few weeks so Ive missed my chance for the year.
     
  10. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so for small order he found Meyer Hatchery in Ohio are they good does anyone know?? Please advise! Thanks~
     

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