Hatchery recommendation for X

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tnchicken, May 14, 2009.

  1. tnchicken

    tnchicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    I am looking for a hatchery recommendation for X from folks that have had a long term relationship ( 4 or 5 years minimum) with their hatchery. I have tried different ones but have mixed reviews. I am told that none of them produce their own eggs for X but buy from the large commercial outfits like Tyson, Perdue etc...

  2. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    St. Johns, Michigan
    I've used Townline Hatchery (Michigan) for 3 years (www.townlinehatchery.com). I've also used McMurray and Meyer occasionally. From my experience, their birds are on par with McMurray's Jumbo, and I've had some dress at 7+ lbs at 8 weeks.

    I realize you said 4-5 year minimum. I have friends that have used them for 10 years or more, and still return every year. I've never heard them complain. They supply nearly all of the farm-stores in Michigan that sell baby chicks (last I knew). TSC might be an exception, I'm not sure where they buy from.

    Their prices are reasonable, and because they are less than 100 miles from me, I know that the chicks they ship will arrive overnight, if we don't pick them up at the hatchery itself.

    They are the only hatchery in Michigan, however, which is probably why everyone around me is so familiar with them. I've never had any trouble.
  3. zephyrcreek

    zephyrcreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2009
    Yale, Michigan
    My family has used Townline for about 20 years [​IMG] We have always been very happy with the CC.
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also use Townline, but I live in Michigan. Use the closest one to you, as they all get birds from the same places anyway, and the key is to minimize travel time.

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