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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by NewHopePoultry, May 16, 2009.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    My husband is thinkig about letting me order some chicks. I want to get the most for my money though.
    I dont really care about the breed,but I dont want all males or bantams.
     

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Try Meyer Hatchery. I personally prefer to order from Ideal when I need to.

    Disclaimer - Cheaper is not always better.
     
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    privett hatchery is pretty fair priced.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    I know Cheaper is not always better,but I have to go along with my husband says, since he is paying for them.
     
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    [​IMG] Definetly Ideal Poultry [​IMG]
     
  6. Peeper7

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    I'm expecting my first order from Meyer. I sure liked the service I got over the phone when I ordered. They worked hard to get me what I wanted. Prices are good.

    Try Mt. Healthy also. I really like their chicks.
     
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

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    Welp is pretty reasonable as well.
     

  8. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

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  9. Chickenmaven

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    The best deal is usually someone local. Try finding a BYCer or a local hatchery.
    I have worked with Meyer & Welp - both good. I have been happiest with small family owned farms...
     
  10. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

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    I would recommend Ideal. We have ordered from Ideal, McMurray, and Cackle Hatchery. I was very displeased with Cackle Hatchery, but the other 2 were great. Ideal is a bit less expensive than McMurray if I remember correctly. When you decide which kind you would like to order, it wouldn't hurt to shop around for prices on that particular type.
     

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