hatchery for bulk buying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by picalowpiepi, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. picalowpiepi

    picalowpiepi Out Of The Brooder

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    so i want to know what hatcheries are the best for buying a lot of chickens at one time. 100+ especially. Whats the best place to buy with the minimum deaths? thanks
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I think all of the larger hatcheries are reputable in terms of shipping healthy birds - and give pretty good prices breaks on large orders of the same breed. I have never ordered more than 25 birds at a time so I can't say if they ship 100+ birds in a single box or if they send in multiple boxes. I have always had success with Murray McMurray, Ideal Poultry, Stromberg's, Meyer, and Cackle. Good luck to you!!
     
  3. picalowpiepi

    picalowpiepi Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Pick the one closest to you for less time in shipment. That's all the local feed stores do during spring chick days. Order bulk from the nearest big hatchery.
     
  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Central Hatchery if you are looking for lots of production birds.
     

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