best turkey hatchery

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by vatterpa, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you please tell me the best htchery to get turkey poults? Which is the cheapest? I want a heritage breed and wont need 25 or 15. Most reasonable shipping?
     
  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking now or in the spring? The only hatchery I know that ships now is Welps. They only have Hatchery Choice $5.98 each. Shipping is included in the price.
     
  3. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh spring! I like to plan early. Lets me know what I need to save for and build.
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Porter has a bigger selection of colors you will not see in any other hatchery. Cackle Hatchery is one of the bigger hatchery's that actually hatch their own turkeys. They will let you mix chicks and turkeys to get your minium order if you do not want 15-20 turkeys that is required from many hatcheries.
     
  6. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow look at those colors. I just wish that they didn't cost so much. i don't mind paying 7 bucks per bird if it didn't cost so much for shipping, sheesh! you know i dont think 15 would be that many after everybody and their brother wants one for thanksgiving. If you dont mind, which ones will go that low?
     
  7. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you will find anything in your price range without going with Hatchery Choice. I think for first year turkey raisers, they should try different breeds anyway.
     
  8. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkeys ar a bit more costly than RIR chicks! Porters is the best way I have found for good birds at a fair price and Kevin Porter is great to deal with. Also, if you hatch eggs, there will be plenty of eggs and poults for sale right here in the spring in the auction.
     
  9. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent bought anything from the auctions here. For being in a rural place, I cant seem to find a thing on craigslist. I just don't want to waste my money or time on something, not to mention the poor birds. And no one around me wants to share an order of poults. I also do not have an incubator. (Although I have put in for one for christmas! Hint hint Santa!)
     
  10. keesmom

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    Do they have to be a pure variety? Porter's offers some very reasonable prices on their assortments. As low as $6.75 per poult on their crossbred/color experiments. $7.75 per poult for an assortment of anything they have and $8.75 for an assortment of APA recognized varieties.
     

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