Can a breeder be...

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by JackieandChicks, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a while ago about a local breeder whom I got three polish and two cochins from; the three polish all died pretty quickly. I email her and hinted about a refund or credit, no response (one died in two days). Now one of my cochins, all feathered out about 6 weeks, is fading. I am not going to buy from this person again but I am disappointed as I wanted to get more chicks from her as she is local.

    So should I assume she is just producing and not caring what she sells? I noticed the adult cochins are on CL for sale now. I am pretty disappointed as I am attached to these cochins. I think next year I'll get chicks from a bigger hatchery.

    I hope the little one survives; I gave it a slurry of chick started and sugar water (the croup was empty) and it seemed to perk up a tad and drank water on it's own. I'll know in the am if it's going to make it or not. It seemed fine this morning. The last one is normal so far.

    Sigh.
     
  2. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that sucks.....If I were you i'd go with a larger hatchery....I got 6 hens in the spring from Tractor Supply and they are doing very very well....6 weeks ago I got 6 more from Meyer Hatchery.....They ship them in the mail and they do well....My 6 chicks are very healthy...Tractor supply only has chick days in the spring....Most Hatcheries have chick days every day
     
  3. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I hadn't already raised out 6 EEs and 8 mixes this spring, I'd wonder if I was doing something wrong. And I got mine during Chick Days, too :) Going to wait until spring now...no babies in the house over the winter LOL!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Breeders are people who artfully and skillfully improve the breed, having earned a reputation from their buyers and/or through their breeding skills being judged at a sanctioned poultry show. They are breed club members and usually members of the APA and other societies.

    A propagator is just someone who hatches fertile eggs. Caveat Emptor. Due diligence is regarded.

    I hope you find someone much more reputable. This is no different than any other aspect of life.
     
  5. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have a list of what I want to get in the spring and will do more careful searching. Am tempted to go to the county fair and see what is available.
     

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