Good hatcheries.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AAJ, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know any names of good hatcheries, accept for Murray Mcmurray?
     
  2. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cackle Hatchery in MO. has been good to me. All of the chicks have been healthy and active on arrival. On their straight run I have gotten 50/50, and the sexed chicks have all been correct.
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've had ggod luck with Meyer Hatchery.
     
  4. AllenWMiller

    AllenWMiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not buy from a local breeder? Support someone's chicken habit and get healthy farm raised chicks. Craigslist is a great place to start.
     
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  6. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was happy with Cackle Hatchery. My chicks all arrived alive, healthy and on time. There was a question with my mail in order so they called right away and customer service was very helpful and nice :)
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have purchased chicks and goslings from Ideal Poultry, a "rainbow layer" special from MyPetChicken, and Cayuga ducklings from Metzer Farms (which specializes in waterfowl only).

    Happy with all three orders!!!!
     
  8. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I knew more and read this site before getting my chickens that is what I would have done. Check out Where I am?Where are you? on BYC and you may find someone local. That will probably be my next route if not incubating some of mine. No worries about them getting lost in the mail.
     
  9. bluestar.ranch

    bluestar.ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Ideal is a good hatchery for me.. close and great to work with.
     

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