hatcheries

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chasep, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    im just trying to see what hatcheries yall order from and how they are?
    good experiences or bad experiences? share with us!
    such as i use ideal and have success from them! very nice and care for the chicks![​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My first group came from McMurray. 11 of 26 died the first 6 days.

    I bought some juvies that came from Cackle. Nice birds... good layers.

    I have no experience with anyone else.
     
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  3. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had great experience with Cackle Hatchery. I purchased barred rocks and they sent a couple of extras. All arrived in good health and started laying at 20 weeks to the day.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had good experience with McMurray, never a dead chick and all thriving to adulthood.

    I am going to try MyPetChicken to see if I can get birds closer to breed standard.
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had two orders from McMurray with great success. I love my birds. They shipped what I ordered in a timely manner. My first order, one died in shipping, two died within a day. I was left with 44 out of 47 shipped. My second order, none died in shipping, all are alive now at 6 months. I ordered 25 rainbow layers, plus the free rare and exotic, and ended up with 25 pullets. My free rare and exotic is a white polish pullet.

    I've had one order from Ideal, also with great success. I ordered 10 blue bantam cochins, straight run as they don't sex bantams. I ended up with 10 blue babies, 5 males and 5 females. They also shipped 15 packing peanuts, one of which died in shipping. So the 24 who arrived alive are all alive and well now at 14 weeks tomorrow. I ordered on Monday, they hatched Wednesday, arrived on Thursday.

    I couldn't be any happier with either hatchery, unless they sold show quality birds for the same prices [​IMG]. My hatchery kids are beautiful, though, and I wouldn't know show quality if it walked up and looked me in the eye anyway.
     
  6. samapp

    samapp Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered from Ideal twice last year and did not have any DOA's or other deaths, besides from preditors.(A oppossum made a hole in the tin that is around the bottom of my coop and got 5 of my 6 silkies and my rouen drake. [​IMG] ) The tin is old, but I had no idea they could make a hole in it.

    I also like the fact that there is no minimum order, just a minimum $20.00 purchase. Lots of hatcherys have a 25 minimum chick order.

    I have just put in a new order from them to be delivered next month and I would recommend Ideal to anyone.
     
  7. Three_Blessings

    Three_Blessings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got chicks from Townline Hatchery and from Welp and did not have any problems. All the chicks were healthy. I just placed an order with Ideal, so I will know in a few months how I like them. I did like their selection.
     
  8. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I ordered from McMurray and all arived healthy and none died. I did recieve one roo in my order of pullets, but he is a great rooster. I think they're good looking birds and get many compliments about them, but have no idea about show quality. They will be a year old at the end of march.
     
  9. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've purchased from Privett, McMurray, and Ideal. All the chicks arrived healthy and did equally well. However, I think you get the best results by ordering from the closest hatchery, so the chicks are in the mail for the least amount of time.

    You can find a list of hatcheries by state here: http://www.countrychickens.com/country_chickens_4_003.htm

    Kathy
    in Texas
     
  10. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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