Hatcheries in Canada for bantam breeds??

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Chalmen, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Chalmen

    Chalmen Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm finding it rather impossible to find hatcheries in ANY province in Canada that sells bantam breeds. I'm looking for Cochins, Brahmas, Orpingtons. I'm very new to this and want to get started but really at a loss for where I can buy the day-old chicks.

    McMurray's seems the only option...although I have no idea about the duty/fees coming across the border. Not to mention...the minimum order is 25 chicks....would have to find someone or a few someones in the area who would want to share.

    Calling out to fellow Cannucks....!!
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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  3. Chalmen

    Chalmen Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do - thank you very much!
     
  4. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as far as i know ideal poultry is the only US hatchery that canadians can buy from, and even then they wont ship into canada, you pay $100 for health papers that come with the chicks (these are to get them across the boarder), and then you must drive into the states (they can ship to the closest boarder state, in my case its washington) and pickup the chicks and drive them home.

    im thinking of doing an order from them in the spring, but im in BC so dosent help you any.
     
  5. Chalmen

    Chalmen Out Of The Brooder

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    Well still - this is good information...even if we can't share an order! [​IMG]

    I was wondering about duties and fees....so this gives me a good idea.

    I'm finding some local chicken owners around my area and I'm having some success. Sadly, I won't be able to have my Partridge Cochin....they are hard to find around here...unless I order from McMurray's...which is not possible.

    Thanks for the input!!
     
  6. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check out Performance Poultry? There is also Freys, but I think Performance has a better selection.
     
  7. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    performance does look to have a good selection, i have read some mixed feedback from people who ordered there (i think it is a fairly new hatchery), it seems they maybe dont have a lot of each breed so order early for best chances of getting what you want. i was considering them, but decided on ideal in the states (better chance of having my order filled, been around a while etc.).
     
  8. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Relly? Because I have heard only good things about them. and they have been around for at least 10 years, with lots of selection. Keep your money in Canada if you can.
     
  9. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunatly they dont have a lot of the breeds i want despite their decent canadian selection. hopefully this will be my last US order and then i will breed the breeds i want!!!
     
  10. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the same area as you. We ordered from Performance poultry last spring. We ordered 45 chicks and only got 35 of the ones ordered. We drove to Trenton to pick them up and since we were the last of the day he was out the Blue Silkies that we ordered, all though he did offer to let us have other breeds or Eggs,the others chicks were not of breeds we were interested in. Of the rest of the Chicks oredered we have one that has Crooked beak. I know someone else that ordered from him and also have one that is Crooked Beak. I Emailed him reference this Cross Beak in my Self Blue d'Uccle and he indicated it was due to the small genetic pool available for breeding and he would keep an eye out for it. We ordered in Feb and picked up the first weekend in May. The rest of the birds are all doing well except the Brown Leghorn Rooster who died when he fell off the roost in the middle of the night and hit his head on the roost behind and broke his neck. I will be ordering from performance again in the spring. from his 2009 price list most breeds are about $3.50 to $4.50 per chick. If he has Hatching eggs they are $15.00 for a dozen. It is all run out of his house.
    I looked at the web page and for the breeds you have listed as wanting Bantam sizes he has them all listed.
    When looking at the website maksure you are on the poultry tab and know the class the breed falls under Id cleen leg, or Feather footed. He does have a good selection.
     

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