Cheapest hatchery?

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

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    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'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    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

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    privett hatchery is pretty fair priced.
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    [​IMG] Definetly Ideal Poultry [​IMG]
  6. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Welp is pretty reasonable as well.
  8. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
  9. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    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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