chicken hatchery recomendation

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by animallover505, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Alright, so I was gonna order from McMurray, but they are sold out of americuanas for when I wanted them. Where do y'all recommend?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Are you actually looking for purebred Ameracaunas? If so, I recommend finding a breeder - they'll have the best quality birds. Otherwise, Meyer Hatchery is the only hatchery I know of that sells purebred Ameracaunas. Even Mcmurray is just selling mixes, 'easter eggers' - they're just calling them Ameracaunas/Aracaunas (which are two different breeds). In fact, one of my friends got their birds, and one of them doesn't even lay blue/green eggs - she just lays brown.

    Anyways, I've ordered from Meyer before and they're really good. If you're looking to just get some pretty blue eggs, order easter eggers from them. If you really want Ameracaunas, they're gonna charge you $20 a chick. Good luck :)
     
  3. I just want blue/green eggs, haha
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Then definitely Meyer, lol. Or Ideal; I've ordered from both of them and they seem to be good. Watch out with Ideal though; you have to ask for insurance on the chicks or they'll send them with 'males for warmth.' Or heck, even MyPetChicken. They drop ship from Meyer so it's the same stock. They charge a little more, though, so that they're making money in the deal. But they can sex bantams for you, which is something I've seen nowhere else.
     
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  5. shoot. I think Meyers hatchery is sold out for when I want then, too.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    When are you looking to get them?
     
  7. April 8.
     
  8. oh! looks like someone on Murray Mcmurray deleted their order! Never mind! Thanks for the help!
     
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    Well, that solves your problem :) Good luck with the new babies!
     
  10. Thanks!!
     

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