Curious about hatcheries.

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Steven L, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Steven L

    Steven L In the Brooder

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    Does anyone know of any hatcheries that don't have a minimum order?
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Nope.
    The minimum order size is there for the protection and well being of the chicks during shipping.
    The smallest minimum order size I've seen offered is through Meyer Hatchery. For a specified part of the year, you can order as few as 3 chicks. But you will pay a premium for the shipping.
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Are you asking about eggs, chicks, pullets, or adult birds?
    Metzer will ship as few as 2 ducklings.
    I have seen hatcheries that ship solo birds if they are older, but no singletons as day-olds.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi there, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Most all have minimums that vary according to season.

    My Pet Chicken and Meyers go as low as 3. I prefer Meyers... but MPC has a larger selection.

    Adding your general location to your profile will help peeps make the best suggestions possible at a glance. ;)
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Cackle ships as few as 3 chicks also.
     
  6. Steven L

    Steven L In the Brooder

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    I'm looking for adult or pullet chickens. I live in Rhea County Tennessee.
     
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  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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  9. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Ideal Poultry.
    https://www.idealpoultry.com/
     
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  10. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Adult birds (including pullets) can be shipped singly. Meyer hatchery, and the others mentioned, all provide this service. Each hatchery has a decent selection of started pullets. It appears some need to be ordered in advance, some are ready to ship.

    Good luck!
     
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