Cackle Hatchery, Good place to get meat birds?


In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 18, 2009
North Manchester, IN
I just placed an order today at my local big r store for 25 special heavy assorted chicks from Cackle Hatchery. 25 Heavy breed chicks for 17 dollars sounds like a good deal. I will also get a few pullets in 25. So it will be a good addition to my flock. So has anyone had success raising heavy breeds from Cackle Hatchery for meat? Thank you.
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11 Years
Dec 24, 2008
Ocala, Florida
Are you looking for meat birds to raise and reproduce or just raise and eat? Because here's an idea of what happened to me. I bought 4 Turkeys and 8 Bantams from Ideal because the min. order was 20.00 which was covered by the Turkeys. They sent 10 RIR Roosters for warmth. 6 of the Bantams died and they sent a replacement with 15 more RIR. So now I have 24 (1 died) RIR to put in the freezer.

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