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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AAJ, Jan 21, 2012.
Does anyone know any names of good hatcheries, accept for Murray Mcmurray?
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.
I've had ggod luck with Meyer Hatchery.
http://www.mthealthy.com/page/1395107 Mt. Healthy is and old and reputable hatchery
http://www.belthatchery.com/ Belt Hatchery is reliable but minumums are 25 chicks and a surcharge for mixing breeds
If you are looking for specific breeds let me know I have breeder contact and small hatcheries as well.
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.
Here are a few to consider that have good back grounds
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
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!!!!
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.
Ideal is a good hatchery for me.. close and great to work with.