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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by kathydoolittle, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Songster

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    Has anyone ever ordered from Chicken Scratch Poultry? If so could you please tell me about your experience with them. THANKS
     

  2. draye

    draye Crowing

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    NEver heard of them, gotta link for them?
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  4. shipping seems kinda high
     
  5. DFCottage

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    I hatched out some Ameraucanas and marans from them about 3 weeks ago. They are very nice people to deal with. I had 15 eggs shipped, 9 hatched (I incubate/hatch in a Brinsea). I ended up with 2 blue and 1 black Ameraucanas out of 5 eggs shipped, 3 black copper marans and 3 blue copper marans out of 10 marans eggs shipped. One of the blue marans was born with a leg it couldn't use.. I gave it a few days but it was apparent it wouldn't thrive. I have another blue that I am now noticing a strange issue: there is NO tail to speak of on this chick. However, there are feathers starting to grow out below it's vent that are growing up towards the vent!! I am going to wait and see what happens with this, but it seems like an early recipe for a big problem. 2 of the 3 black marans have very heavily feathered legs, but they both also have mid toe feathering, a fault. That said I'm not a show breeder, I just want to enjoy some nice dark eggs. For the nice line they claim these birds are from I was a bit surprised. But the birds I have are active and growing like weeds, can't wait to get some nice eggs from them down the line.
     
  6. suzeqf

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    I actually went to their place last weekend and picked up my chicks and they were very nice and she added 3 packing peanuts of my daughters choice and all of them are super healthy
     

  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    There prices for chicks are high. If I were spending that much I would go to a breeder.
     
  8. NinasHideawayFarm

    NinasHideawayFarm In the Brooder

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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    I have 16 eggs in the bator right now from them, blrw and welsummers. I was looking for laying stock, not show birds.

    Price didn't seem unreliable to me, the eggs I got were well-packaged and shipped according to my request. They have good fertility for shipped eggs. I would like to think that prices for eggs would be enough to encourage more people to breed and sell chickens, which would be good for both chickens and fanciers.

    (maybe I should say good-quality chickens)
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011

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