- Nov 6, 2020
I have been looking at getting some chicks from greenfire farm. Are they trustworthy
I don't think theyre worth the prices.I can't order from them (won't ship to zip codes that are dry ice routes) but people who have them seem to think they're worth the prices
thank youI've had good experiences with them. It depends on the breed you are ordering. I've had good luck with smaller breeders who have taken some of the rare imports from Greenfire and diligently worked with them to minimize the issues they might have being bred from such a limited gene pool. Some breeds, like the Deathlayer (which is very expensive) is an uphill project right now and it doesn't matter who you might find breeding them. In short, I've found that the popularity of chickens this past year has brought many people out of the woodwork and some of those are not honest, whereas Greenfire has been in business for a long time and isn't out to rip you off. Their customer service has also been better than some others with hard to find breeds. I'm trying to work with a couple of breeders right now and they are very unprofessional. Having been burned twice this past year by ignoring the red flags, I'm hesitant. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from Greenfire again and actually have already pre-ordered for spring
I would bet quite a bit has changed since eight years ago. They have quite a following on the auction site with an outstanding record. And my personal experience with them over multiple orders has been fabulous.I
Encouraging to hear that they seemingly learned from that calamity and improved - as they are recipient of a substantial (for the size of their operation) PPP loan. Would be nice if it actually went to a good place and preserved jobs as intended.
and here is a post purporting to show part of their set up - the poster hasn't been active here since 2018.