I really get tired of people who run down hatcheries and talk about them like they are nothing but disease ridden crossbreed promoters! A most hatcheries buy their eggs from breeders.yet is these breeders that act like their birds are the only ones that worth having!I think hatcheries are great. They make the birds the breeders raise affordable to everyone. And with out them we would never be able to find some many different breeds to drool over. I have birds fro both hatcheries and breeders and a lot of times the hatchery birds are just as good or better than some from "breeders".