Best hatchery to order chicks from

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by A Dunne, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. A Dunne

    A Dunne Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so going to regret asking this,lol, but I am THINKING about ordering some type of banty chick from a hatchery. Murray McMurray is pretty close seeing as I am in Minnesota....
    This would be my first time ordering chicks, I have always bought eggs and incubated them. Still doing that but would like to buy chicks just once.[​IMG]
    In your experiences, which is the best hatchery to order from?
     
  2. gardeningsis

    gardeningsis Out Of The Brooder

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    I have used McMurray and My Pet Chicken with good results.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My favorite is Cackle. I've had the least amount of hassle from them.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A vote for both TownLine in Michigan and Meyer of Polk, OH.
     
  5. A Dunne

    A Dunne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will check them all out. I did look at Cackles website and was impressed.
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I have never ordered chicks before but after all the horror stories of problems in transport I'd pick one that is closest to where you live.
     
  7. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont order from Ideal- I was ordering some silver campines and lakenvelders that were spose to ship Feb 2nd and they have pushed it back to the 2nd of March, but on the website it says available- This is the 3rd time I have tried to order these chicks and I get the same deal over and over- Welp and Mt Healthy are good-
     
  8. dwdoc

    dwdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my BRs from efowl.com and they all arrived healthy.

    She is 10 days old here:

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  9. chickens rule123

    chickens rule123 Out Of The Brooder

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    i've never ordered but purley poultry looks good and its in wa
     
  10. A Dunne

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    Right now, I THINK I am going to go with Cackle.
     

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