Cackle Hatchery & Ebay

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Garrison Poultry, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Garrison Poultry

    Garrison Poultry Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2009
    Corbin, KY
    I raise game chickens and am thinking about getting a whole new flock this spring so I am thinking about ordering st. run standard old english gamefowl from Cackle Hatchey and some standard american game hatching eggs from Ebay. If anyone has experienced either one can u tell me how they came in or show me how they are now? If its bad do u have any better recommendations?
  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    I will give you some good advice from my experiences with buying shipped eggs. And i have bought many,and off of ebay. Don't waste your time and money.The hatching rate on shipped eggs is VERY poor.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    That's not necessarily true. I have bought eggs off Ebay and I sell them all the time. It all depends on how the eggs were handled and packaged. I have also bought eggs from hatcheries and haven't had any problems. When buying off Ebay, check the feedback before you bid.
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I think you'll like Cackle. They're a good hatchery.
  5. BarbK

    BarbK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2007
    I got my chicks from Cackle and was very happy with them. I had a few deaths in shipping and I called them and there was no issue on getting my money back. Very friendly and the birds I got were good quality.
    I even had a pullet suprise. I had ordered their fry pan special of extra roos for the freezer and ended up with two extra girls.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I got mine from Cackle. All of mine arrived alive and thrived.

    Ordered 10 Black Ausralorp pullets - received 10 pullets

    Ordered 5 Delaware pullets - Received 4 pullets and 1 rooster

    Ordered 6 straight run Speckled Sussex - Received 4 roosters and 2 pullets

    Ordered 6 straight run Orpingtons - Received 7 pullets. The packing peanut was a pullet.
  7. Garrison Poultry

    Garrison Poultry Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 26, 2009
    Corbin, KY
    haha well thanks guys. Scratch Ebay im gonna just stick with Cackle
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I have orderd from Cackel and they are very good..
    The last order I placed was for
    5 Black Giants pullets- All were pullets
    5 Gold Laced Wyandotte pullets- All were pullets
    5 Light brahmas pullets- All were pullets but 1 rooster
    1 Hatchery Surprise for $40.00 (no choice of Breed, Sex or quantity)
    In the Hatchery Surprise some of the breeds where-
    white cap polish
    new hampshire hens
    new hampshire roosters
    black cochin
    white cochin
    silver laced cochin
    black turkey
    rouen ducks
    Most all breeds sent were in pairs ( male - female ) The Hatchery Surprise was a good deal when you figure I received around 70 chicks for 40.00 and I got ducks, turkeys, geese, and chickens most all in pairs...

  9. vatc1234

    vatc1234 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2007
    I had shoulder surgery this year couldn't do much, so I hatched eggs.
    I bought from Ebay and I was getting 90% hatch rate. My bator was full for
    6 months. I missed calculated on the last hatch and thought they weren't fertile.
    Unplugged my bator put it in the garage, didn't throw the eggs away. Then I forgot about it.
    About 2 weeks I had 7 hatch. Heard the pippin as I was getting feed for the flock.

    It all depends on the Seller. I have had great luck and I've hatched alot of chicks.
    I think it's soooo much fun. It's like homemade versus store bought. LOL
  10. gymbeau

    gymbeau Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    West Alabama
    I had a great hatch on some ebay eggs. The problem was that there was a claim of
    several hatches, and I was sent some un-proven pullet eggs. Well now I have 'proven'
    them, but..... 4 that hatched are in fact Black Sex Links, the others...
    anyones guess.

    This seller has excellent feedback, as she should, on shipping.
    Even I left good feedback. I still feel a bit duped.

    My point is, you never know what you will get.

    Ask around on this board. Someone is bound to have what you are looking for.

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