Chickenholic and haven't gotten chicks yet!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DirtDiva, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. DirtDiva

    DirtDiva Out Of The Brooder

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    Our standard chicks (14) are due to arrive mid-April from Meyer Hatchery. I am itching to add 4-5 bantams to the order, but they don't have the ones I'd particularly enjoy having. Ideal does. Would it be a bad idea to order from two different hatcheries? Ideal could ship bantams now. OR... should I stick with Meyer to insure there isn't the possibility of disease???[​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If they are both reputable hatcheries I don't think you have to worry as much about Biohazard issues. What breeds were you considering adding? Some breeds may be heartier than others.
     
  3. DirtDiva

    DirtDiva Out Of The Brooder

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    getting 2 each Standard Americauna, EE, RIR, BR, Welsummer, Speckled Sussex, Barnevelder

    thinking about 4 Bantams - EE, Welsummer, BR, Frizzle

    wasn't getting Standards vaccinated for Mereks...should I??
     

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