Favorite Hatchery???????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by youdontknow32, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    What is your favorite hatchery to get day old chicks from??

    ~Nicole
     
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideal poultry is nime, they have a great selection of bantams and they keep u informed on your order....i got the bantam assortment, omg they were the cutiest littlest chicke EVER
     
  3. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideal - great service, friendly and knowledgeable LIVE folks when you call and never, ever gotten a bad chick from them.
     
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Ideal . . . they're the closest to me, but they also have the best prices and don't make you buy a billion chicks at a time. Plus they've politely answered every email I've sent. I never got a single reply back from the other hatcheries, so that really impressed me.
     
  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    ideal - I have purchased chicks, geese, ducks and guinea fowl. I think I have lost 2 or 3 over 4 years. They have been easy to work with and I have been very happy with the animals.
     
  6. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cackle Hatchery
     
  7. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've ordered from Ideal about 4 or 5 times and have picked up chicks, ducklings and guineas also at some of the local feed stores here.
    Very good prices, almost always have the chicks I want on hand or only had to wait a week or maybe two and you can order just a few like 8 to 10 chicks.

    Jayare
     
  8. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Altho it's been a while since I've gotten chicks from them, Cackle.
     
  9. chubs

    chubs Out Of The Brooder

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    Myers seeing how they are a short distance for me to drive and don't have to worry about mailing them. Their pricing is good too
     
  10. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I ordered from Privett Hatchery - they mainly wholesale, so their prices were really reasonable. They were really patient when I changed my order 3 or 4 times. The birds were really healthy and hardy and grew up very pretty and surprisingly close-to-type for hatchery birds.

    I've also gotten chicks locally that ultimately came from Mt Healthy Hatchery. I remembered the employee mention that out of 2000 chicks the store ordered, only 1 arrived DOA.

    Good luck with your choice!
     

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