Hatchery Shout-out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by warmfuzzies, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I just have to share for anyone who is shopping around. We love Welp! Not only are they the cheapest I have found (and I have done a lot of shopping [​IMG] ) but they are VERY healthy chicks. Ours arrived Yesterday morning. They are all thriving, no sick or dead on arrival, and they are quite vigorous! they were hopping out of the box at the P.O. and I didn't teach them to eat at all, they just started right up on their own. We ordered 45 and got 48, so not a lot of extras but a few. They send less this time of year because it is hot.

    This is the first time I have ordered from Welp but I have added orders on to a friends several times, and we have never had one dead on arrival. They always arrive in wonderful shape. This is not the best hatchery for small orders (they stick to the 25 bird minimum) but we have never been disappointed and I will keep using them every time!!

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  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Fuzzy butts so cute!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Congrats. [​IMG]



    The health of the chicks though is just dependent on how far away the hatchery is from you and how the weather was.
     
  4. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Quote:I ordered from Ideal, which is only 4 hours away from me, and one was squished in the box and another one died after that [​IMG] and the weather was fine [​IMG]
     
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  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Quote:I ordered from Ideal, which is only 4 hours away from me, and one was squished in the box and another one died after that [​IMG] and the weather was fine [​IMG]

    Im so sorry [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Quote:I ordered from Ideal, which is only 4 hours away from me, and one was squished in the box and another one died after that [​IMG] and the weather was fine [​IMG]

    Im so sorry [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yes, me too. [​IMG] The squished one was special, it was a white Amercauna...I really wanted white [​IMG]
     
  7. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    The hatcheries are all far from us. The chick still has to be healthy to begin with to make it safely. [​IMG] We have both good and bad stories from other hatcheries, but Welp has always done us right.
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are they located?
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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    I love Welp too! We ordered our d'Uccles from there. Awesome chickens.
     
  10. zathura12

    zathura12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info....hmmm maybe some more chicks??? i think my mom would go crazy. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    BTW they are sooo cute. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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