hatcheries

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

  1. sara

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    Well I can always use a book. I can always learn something new! I might just do that to get the ducklings I want. Thanks.
     
  2. P-F

    P-F In the Brooder

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    It is also posted on Ideals website if you don't want the extra males to call right after you order and tell them.

    The way I read it they may want you to buy the insurance if you don't want the males, that may help you get to the $25 though.
     
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  3. swiftfoot

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    i have always liked privett hatchery
    but they dont allow pickup for closer people[​IMG][/img]
     
  4. championny

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    I have only ordered from Ideal. They have a great selection and are very friendly. Best of all, besides the $20 limit, at least they don't make you order 25 chicks when I only want 5. Last November, I ordered 3 Orpingtons, a barred rock, 2 Pekins and a Blue Swedish. They did add a few males, but I was very pleased. Also, they mail out their chicks the day they hatch, unlike some places that wait a day from what I heard.
     
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  5. Texas Fluffy Feet

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    FYI the small order charge and insurance for no males also counts towards your $25 total with Ideal. I ordered a total of 5 chicks from them and spent $26 and some change by the time the fees were added in.
     
  6. championny

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    The small order fee can seem a bit unfair, but I would rather pay that then to have to be "forced" if you will to order chicks I really don't want or need. Sure the males are unwanted, but some people can sell them, give them away or butcher them for meat when they are older. I still feel its the best deal out there. I just wish they could keep the ones I want in stock, but I just have to order earlier.[​IMG]
     
  7. red-hen

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    I second the recommendation of Cackle Hatchery. Also - during the warmer months their minimum order is reduced to only 15 chicks. (25 during cooler times).

    From their site:
    MINIMUM ORDER: A minimum of 25 chicks Feb-March, 15 chicks for balance of year

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/default.html


    I *HIGHLY* recommend you do a search through this site, through google, and elsewhere to look for good and bad feedback on any hatchery before you buy. It can be a very educational experience to say the least. [​IMG] Pretty catalogs and pretty web sites mean less than reviews by real buyers.​
     
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  8. swiftfoot

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    ill try to find some pics of my rirs i got from privett they have deep red they are so beautifull
     
  9. swiftfoot

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    i am having problems posting pics ill need to work on this
     
  10. monicaei

    monicaei Hatching

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    thanks everyone! immensly helpful! Love this website
     

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