Best Hatcheries for Chicks

CBerens78

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
3
0
7
Can anyone give me suggestions on the best hatcheries to purchase chicks from? I have seen them all over the internet and of course they all say they are the best, anyone have any recommendations?

Also I have been reading a lot about Marek's Disease. Is it a good idea to buy the chicks vaccinated? Does this affect if they can be sold as organic?

Thanks!

CJB
 

Willow's Meadow

Songster
9 Years
Apr 16, 2010
502
4
141
Well it depends on how many you want!!! lol Murray Mcmurray is a good hatchery but you have to get 25 min. of chicks. I like Cackle(GREAT custom service and friendly people!!!) they do have a special thing were you can get a min. of 5. Or there is My Pet Chicken they have a minumum of 3!!!!!
Those three are great hatcheries, I know there are others, but those are pretty good!

For the Marek's you should call your county extension office and ask if Marek's Diesese is a problem in your area. I called like 15 places around here and NO ONE knew!!!!
So I went ahead and got them vaccinated just to be safe!
Good Luck!

cacklehatchery.com

mypetchicken.com

murraymcmurray.com (sp?)
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
257
341
Ontario, Canada
Generally your best bet is to get chicks from the postally-closest hatchery to you (or really, ideally, anywhere you can pick up day-olds by just driving there). The longer they are in transit, the more chance of problems.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat
 

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