Best Poultry Hatchery or Breeder Near Central IL

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by OSUman, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    What do you all think is the best hatchery that caries the best pure stock?
    Who is the best breeder near central IL?
     
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  2. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Overrun with Buckeyes

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    I'm kind of partial to my small hatchery, but I only have the most amazing breed of birds in the world, the buckeye.
    www.buckeyechickens.com!!
    Peace,
    Dave
     
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  3. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um... how many hatcheries are out there?! You'll probably get at least 30 votes per hatchery, depending on locale, breed preference and local PO tendencies! Personally, I found that my local chicken buddies are probably the best source for pure breeds hatched/raised in good conditions. If you want show stock, attend some local shows, ask the exhibitors lots of questions and see if there's a local online poultry group to help you with that. Otherwise, just head for the breeders section here, and happy hatching or fresh peepers!
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    thanks i don't know if there are any breeders near me
    and dave they are too expensive for me thanks though
     
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  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:If you choose vet care over culling for the sick chicks, it might turn out to be cheaper to buy chicks from good breeders!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    there is a hatchery in Chicago area which I can not remember which it was.

    And plenty of private breeders here in the state of Illinois to choose from. All of them are good folks!
     
  7. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    What/ who are they and what is their average cost
     
  8. EweSheep

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    Buckhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the Rural King in Vandalia was selling their remaining chicks today for .99 each !! .......... straight run ........... various breeds .......... I think they come from cackle hatchery
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Be careful, most of the st run chicks are roosters.

    A friend of mine told me that her neighbor went to Rural King and bought 50 chicks, all are males except for one! [​IMG]
     

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