favorite hatchery

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ncboman, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. ncboman

    ncboman In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2007
    In reading I see hatcheries mentioned, some I'm familiar with and some I've never heard of.

    I've only experience with Marti's and a Ga quail egg company I can't remember the name of right now. [​IMG]

    My first order was with Marti's many years ago. They did me right and I've stayed with them, always satisfied.


    How about posting about ones you've done business with so we can all be more enlightened?

  2. ilroost

    ilroost Songster

    Jan 14, 2007
    weldon il.
    most of my chikens came from c.m.estes in mo. love them they are good to deal with
  3. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    Wenatchee, Washington
    I've gotten all of my poultry from Ideal. They have a huge selection and great prices, but don't expect show quality. Order extras and cull the undesirable ones.
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have ordered from McMurray and purchased from TSC who got the stock form Privitt and Ideal. I would probably not order from McMurray again. They were good to deal with but I would select a hatchery that was closer to me. Marti is one I would probably try if I did not hatch myself. I have wanted to try some of their Cherry Eggers or some of the other Hybrids they sell. Whelp has been recomended by several people as well. The folks around me usually get their stock from MT Healthy.
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  6. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Songster

    Sep 3, 2009
    Montague, MI
    I can't say I have a favorite. In the past we purchased birds from a local feed store who got their stock from Townline Hatchery in middle michigan area. We were happy with them until last spring when two of the girls had deformities and the roos were absolutely batty. Nothing major but still gave us pause in regards to their breeding practices. This year we have an order in at McMurray, which is just one state away, and have been very happy with their customer service. We changed the order twice already, and they were very accomodating.

    I do think there is something to be said for ordering from nearby places so there is less stress on the chicks for transit time. Show quality stock would be cool, but we are just not set up nor have the room to start our own breeding program.
  7. ralleia

    ralleia Songster

    Mar 22, 2011
    Omaha, NE
    I've been with McMurray ever since the first time I tried them around 2005/2006. I can't remember ever having any DOAs. The only gripe that I have is that it seems they sometime send that "free rare-breed chick" (invariably a rooster) even when I uncheck the box that says DON'T SEND IT! and then I end up with a useless feed-eater that I just have to cull later.

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