Hatcheries Marked on Map- Where is your closest one?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by duckyfromoz, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I was interested to see just how many hatcheries there are in the USA. Living in Australia- we cant ship birds in the post and although we do have some large hatcheries- most are for commercial birds- eggs and meat. I started a map a while ago for Australia and with a little spare time on my hands late at night when I cant sleep well- I started plotting some of the hatcheries I have read about on here.

    Its interesting to see that some areas are better covered than others. This is not yet finished as I have a few others I want to add- but the main ones I could find have been covered. I did try and stick to those that have websites so I could be sure that they do still operate. I have put a link to the website of those that have one so you can easily check on what breeds they have available.

    I hope it may help some of you to find a hatchery closer to you than you thought they may be.


    Map of Hatcheries
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  2. Framac

    Framac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.... Good to know.
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am about 30 miles from Cackle [​IMG]
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I like that, didn't realize Sandhill was so close
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'm in South Carolina, long ways from any commercial hatcheries.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Ducky, you are spectacular in having done this! I'm nearest Estes, but as I have hundreds of birds, I don't use hatcheries.

    What a great resource for others, though!
     
  7. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, just what I suspected [​IMG] I live right in the middle of hatchery row! As the song says, " I feel sorry for anyone who isn't me tonight" I am not a breeder, and don't care whether my birds meet any standards, so bring on the hatcheries! Love being an Iowan!!!
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  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Way the crow flies, Townline

    Driving time, probably a toss up between Townline and Meyer
     
  9. marceedee

    marceedee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks For doing this! this is great! Dunlap near Boise, Idaho is the closest to me and it is about 400 miles! Um...but I think Murray McMurray is in IOWA not Idaho![​IMG]
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ditto on the Murray McMurray comment - Iowa, not Idaho. If they were in Idaho I'd dislike them even more for the state of health my chicks were in that I got from them.

    Now, Holderread, not sure if I'd consider them a "hatchery," so I'd say the nearest to me is thankfully pretty far away. (Welp)
     

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