Dunlap Hatchery Chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickenchick12, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. chickenchick12

    chickenchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!
    My 4-H cub is planning to order chicks from Dunlap Hatchery and I have been researching the chicks that it offers. I thought that the Silver Laced Polish looked great for my project. Has anyone here ever ordered from Dunlap? Have you ordered SLPs? They didn't have a picture so I couldn't tell if their SLPs were good quality. If you have ordered from there please feel free to show me pictures of your birds. Thank you! I just though that I would doublecheck with you guys to make sure that they provide good chickens.
    Thanks tons!

    ~chickenchick
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  2. chickenchick12

    chickenchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering if anyone here has gotten hatching eggs from Dunlap and how their hatches turned out. The batch that my club got last year was terrible; they all died inside the eggs. Has anyone else had better luck?
    Please help!

    ~Montana
     
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where in Montana are you? I *think* Bridger Feeds in Bozeman usually orders from Dunlap. I've gotten Buff Orpington chickens and Pekin Ducks from there, typical hatchery birds.

    Regarding hatching eggs--if you're just doing it as a project on hatching, get some local eggs. Again, where in Montana will make a difference--the humidity and altitude can be an issue. I'm certainly no expert on hatching eggs (I usually have hatch rates of 2/5), I would think dying in the eggs is more likely a humidity issue than a source or shipping problem. Get that squared away with cheap, local eggs before paying big bucks to have eggs shipped.
     

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