does anyone know any good hatcheries?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Flock Runner, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want to get some new breeds but my usual hatchery doesn't have the breeds i want. also their smallest order number is 15 birds, and i only want a couple of birds of each. does anyone know some good hatcheries, preferably one somewhere near northern ky. the most important thing i need though is for their birds to be sexed. i don't want any roosters. the breeds i want are polish, sebrets, silkies, and astralorps. i know its kind of miscellanious, but i wanted a different type of flock.
     
  2. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really liked placing an order with Ideal last year as the order was based on dollar amount instead of bird number.I got a lot of different breeds and was very happy with them.


     
  3. Creed Bennett

    Creed Bennett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is my favorite.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Ideal Hatchery

    Ive ordered 15 chicks, they put in 16 to 18 chicks. Great customer service and beautiful birds that lays beautiful eggs. Definately eye candies.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    The only place I'll suggest is My Pet Chicken. They are the only place I know of that will try to sex bantams. They also will ship small numbers without adding packing peanuts. Depending on where you live, the minimum order may be 3 or it may be 8, but they will ship one of each breed if you want them to. They are expensive, but they have a good reputation. With your criteria of sexed bantams and only wanting a few of each, they sound perfect for you.
     
  6. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since so many of you sayed Ideal i checked out their website. they hae a nice variety of birds but they're mostly strait run and i only want pullets. i apreaciate the suggestions though. im going to go check out my pet chicken. wish me luck! [​IMG]

    My Pet Chicken was perfect!, except for one thing. for only females, its $10.00 a bird!! i like their selection and variety, but i'm not paying $50.00 for 5 birds.
     
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  7. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now that i look at it, i am really discriminating with hatcheries aren't I? i was doing some reading about sexing day old bantams and apparently it's harder than it looks. does anyone know a good way to get some roosters a good home? i'm already splitting an order of birds with someone but they don't want any roosters either.
     

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