Estes Hatchery?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Anyone here use them?

    I have a shipment from them going out on the 25th.
    12 Salmon Faverolles, 10 "Ameracuanas" (EE's), 7 Cinnamon Queens, and 5 Embden goslings.
    I am nervous as I have never bought from them before and the chicks are making a far trip from them in Montana to me in Rhode Island... *bites nails*
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I know of two people that got Welsummers from them and they lay GORGEOUS dark eggs. That is all I know abou them.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I thought they were in Missouri...still a long ways tho.
  4. DUH, it is Missouri! Still quite a ways. Everything is far from me!
  5. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    I ordered guineas from them last August and when several were dead on arrival at the PO they sent me twice as many as replacements. Very good customer service.

    It's how I got the title "Overrun with Guineas".

  6. Bokeeliachick

    Bokeeliachick Chirping

    Jun 14, 2008
    SW Florida
    A friend and I ordered 25 pullets last June. They sent 4 "peanuts" giving us 29. We ended up with 3 roosters which is 10% and acceptable in my book. :eek:) They were all healthy and they all lived. And we are in southwest Florida!
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Our feed/farm store orders from there. But we are only 3-4 hrs away. From what I've seen the chicks and duckies look good but I have seen a couple of not so good ones either in the same batch. The healthy far outways the sick. I should like to think you will get a good shipment.
  8. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Thye are very healthy and thrive well,I did get one black bantam cochin chick with a cross beak though.
    My EE's came in a variaty of colors and did well....
  9. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    We stopped in at Orshelins in Nevada, MO when we went down south this last week. They had chick days and got their chicks from Estes out of Springfield. The chicks were all sold out. All they had left were 5 CornishX and baby ducks.
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    My son and I have both gotten chicks from them and could not have gotten healthier chicks or better service. Last year I order 30, received 33 and did not lose a single chick. It's a family business and you could not ask for nicer people to deal with. I live in Michigan so the chickens were shipped over 700 miles and I received them the day after they hatched.

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