Hatchery Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Herechickychick, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Herechickychick

    Herechickychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I want to order some baby chicks soon and i'm trying to find the best hatchery that is closest to me. I live a little bit north of San Fransisco. I would like anyones opinion on which hatchery to order from Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Cackle is in california
     
  4. pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Ideal has a decent reputation. I know they are very nice people.

    They are in Texas.
     
  6. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Herechickychick

    Herechickychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! thanks guys! these websites are really helping![​IMG]
     
  8. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    My advice: Don't order from a hatchery.

    Also, do a "Search" on BYC for "hatchery" or even me as the "Author" and you should find ample discussion on the topic.

    God Bless,
     
  9. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got some from ideal too. i lost a lot in the process of delivering, they arrived late. shipping puts a lot of stress on chicks from the start. if you take some time to look i bet you will find at lot around you. now that I have ordered mine already, i am finding them all around me even some rare breeds. I will probably never mail order again. check out here at BYC or www.craigslist.org under farm and garden.
     
  10. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now is really not the best time to ship chicks. With the cold snaps they can and will die.
     

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