hatcheries

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by monicaei, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. monicaei

    monicaei New Egg

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    I am interested in purchasing some chicks online. Are there any reputable hatcheries you can recommend? I have seen McMurrays ebsite but it appears that they have males only for most breeds at this time. Suggestions?
     
  2. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I bought my babies from Ideal. I ordered two RIR and two BO. They sent me 16! I think they were all males, but I gave them away on craigslist. They added them for 'warmth' The only thing is that your total has to be at least $25. So I ordered a book and stuff called 'Gro-Gel.' All my babies are doing great! They are going on three weeks old right now.
     
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  3. monicaei

    monicaei New Egg

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    thanks! Attempting to find the site now~!
     
  4. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:I didn't know books counted towards that. I want just two ducklings to add to my pond eventually, and don't want anything else. I can always eat packing peanuts.
     
  6. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Yea, it just says that the order has to total $25. All I wanted when I ordered was 4 chicks nothing else. But they(Ideal) was the only ones that had the chicks I wanted without having to order a huge number of them. What I ended up buying was one book, 4 chicks and two things of Gro-Gel. My total came out to $26 something. Ideal stated that if buying a low number of chicks "Males may be added for warmth." When I showed up at the post office I had a total of 16 chicks. I wasnt charged for anything of the 'extras'. Thankfully someone from craigslist was looking for chicks, I got rid if them that very day.
     
  7. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The minimum order is $20. I have ordered from them one time before, they didn't send any extras but I didn't lose any either, and I was very happy with them. My 2nd order from them is due to come in this week! 24 chickies, I am so excited!
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I've only used Ideal, and they're customer service is great! They have a really good variety. Sandhill Preservation has some really nice birds too!
     
  9. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
  10. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like cackle hatchery the best.

    www.cacklehatchery.com

    They have a minimum order too, but this is to protect the chicks during shipment.

    If you just want to order a few, you will probably have to go to my pet chicken

    www.mypetchicken.com

    They don't have a minimum, as they add a little heating pad, but you may pay as much for a few as you would for 15 elsewhere.
     

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