Has anyone bought chicks online...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by morgakl2, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever bought chicks online from www.mypetchicken.com? I have tried incubating my own hen's eggs and shipped eggs from BYC. I'm 0/18 [​IMG] I'm giving up on incubating and want to try young chicks in the mail. Any suggestions? Like is getting chicks from mypetchicken like going to a "puppy mill"?
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from them four times and think they are great. My chicks always arrived in good condition and are all happy and healthy still. [​IMG]
     
  3. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've not see any negative comments about MPC's chicks.
     
  4. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much for your response. I guess I'll go ahead and order some! I'm so sad looking at the big box and 20 lb surplus supply of pine shavings, heat lamp, and chick feeder filled with no chicks. I guess I really shouldn't have counted my chicks before they hatched. [​IMG]
     
  5. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked to see if there are local breeders nearby?
     
  6. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bought chicks from mypetchicken twice and was /am very happy with all of them. They are beautiful, healthy happy chickens. I bought sexed bantams and when I got an "accidental" roo, they not only refunded the cost of the chicken, but replaced him with a free one as well with my next order (but we love him anyway). They will ship you a small order and you can order sexed chicks.

    My experience ordering from Purely Poultry was totally different. i ordered five bantam Sultans and they threw in TEN barred rock LF chicks I did not order that were already beating up my Sultan babies before I got them out of the box. Thankfully, I rehomed all ten of them.

    Good luck with your chicks!

    deb g
     
  7. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered six that came from MPC on July 25th. They are healthy and happy (knock on wood). [​IMG]
     
  8. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I've looked on craig's list for the surrounding area and all I can find is white and/or not bearded. I really want some bearded silkies in either buff or blue really bad. [​IMG] I love those guys.
     
  9. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I ordered from them and got 9 babies. One died in transit, and the other ended up being culled several weeks later due to a horrendous quickly growing cross-beak issue.

    The survivors were really healthy tho, and in great condition! I would order again tbh, the customer service was good and the birds overall were in good condition. The box they came in was well packaged as well...
     
  10. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've looked on craig's list for the surrounding area and all I can find is white and/or not bearded. I really want some bearded silkies in either buff or blue really bad. [​IMG] I love those guys.

    You might ask on the BYC state forum where you live. I have been amazed by the number of folks that raise chickens, including silkies in Georgia.

    Good luck!
     

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