Hatcheries

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 13 chickens, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. 13 chickens

    13 chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help. I am trying to find a hatchery that has small order deals for silkies. I have looked over a bunch of sites but cant find the right one. Any suggestions. I am also looking for small orders for laying breeds.[​IMG]
     
  2. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Meyer or My Pet Chicken.

    If you order for a shipment date after March, and you have a semi-warm area code, you can get as few as 3. At MPC they sex the bantams.
     
  3. 13 chickens

    13 chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, I am also looking for good broody breeds too, do you know of any
     
  4. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are great brooders. Wyandotte's are good brooders, as are they good layers. Cochins, along with Silkies, are lousy layers, but go broody frequently.

    Whichever hatchery you choose, you can scoot on over to Meyer and look at that breed's page for how broody they are, and there is also a breed list on MPC where you can find the info.
     
  5. 13 chickens

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    thank you
     
  6. LPeaslee

    LPeaslee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal Poultry does not have a min chick qty, but they do have a $25 min order. Shipping is also very reasonable.
    I have heard Ideal is sold out till May, I would still call them.
     
  7. LPeaslee

    LPeaslee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a heads up, in case you weren't aware. Hatcheries frequently send packing peanuts(males for warmth) with small chick orders.
     
  8. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MPC doesn't do that.

    They said on their website that if they need to send extras they are girls of the same breeds you ordered.
     
  9. 13 chickens

    13 chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you I am looking at chicks on MPC right now actually
     
  10. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!

    And if you need help picking, I'd be more than happy to help...
     

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