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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raymondjames, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a thread somewhere here and a good member recommended to me Ideal Poultry. I couldn't get everything in order for checkout and by then, all the breeds I was ordering got sold out. I am searching the internet for a hatchery and would say I have thoroughly researched maybe 30 or so hatcheries. Also, most hatcheries have minimum order of 25 chicks (total or per breed [​IMG]) and I can only order 10, and only have the resources for 10. Any hatchery recommendations? If you happen to know what is in stock there, I am ordering:
    2 of Any Blue/Green/Colored egg Large Fowl ((Amer)acauna, etc.) Pullets
    2 White or California White Leghorns Pullets
    2 Barred Rock/Australorp Pullets
    2 Buff Silkies St Run
    2 Red (Frizzle preferred) Cochins St Run

    Thanks so much! Thanks for all your help in advance [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently ordered from my pet chicken and was very pleased. I got them the day after they hatched (I expected 2 days, due to distance) and they were healthy and continue to thrive! I have noticed, as I look at breeds to get for spring, that many breeds are not available right now. I think it all slows down int he winter.

    But....I recommend MPC and others speak highly of Meyer...... Both have low minimums.
     
  3. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine from Meyer and have been very happy with both my chickens and the customer service I received [​IMG] They have a 3 chick minimum. If you go to their website I think they have a section that shows what is available now.
     
  4. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think MPC doesn't actually have the chickens but is a middle man like Efowl, and gets the chicks shipped from a hatchery nearest you. Not sure how they manage the small orders.

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  5. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MPC has no common date for my orders ([​IMG] search my screen name and you'll probably find a thread of my bad experience with them). I will use Meyer but they do not carry all of the breeds I need, so I will order from them and then another hatchery. Any ideas? Places like Ideal Poultry and such are "Sold out until 2012" and... well, I can't wait 'til 2012. Starting a local egg business and I have a friend helping with supplies. Want biz up by December or January (i.e. Layers by Dec/Jan)
     
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  6. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not exactly sure on what they have available right now,but you could try Southern Farm Hatchery.They are very nice people and very good to work with. Southernfarmhatchery.com
     
  7. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is a $25 minimum not a chicken number minimum. I just ordered from them and it was a great experience. My chicks are now 1 week old and thriving. Meyer Hatchery has a 3 chick order minimum.
     
  8. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you want layers or day old? If you get day olds you need to wait approximately 20 weeks + for them to start laying. Most gatcheries only sell day old chicks. Check local paper, craigslist.
    Patti
     
  9. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyer. Great folks. And their new catalog just came out
     
  10. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Belt Hatchery-Located in California (Chickens only)
    *Minimum order of 25 chicks
    www.belthatchery.com

    Berges Hatchery-located in Canada (chickens,turkeys, geese and ducks)
    *Only ships in Canada
    www.bergshatchery.com

    B&D Game Farm -Located in Oklahoma ( Quail,Pheasants,Chukars,Indian Red Junglefowl & guineas)
    *Goslings are shipped in amounts of 8,15 and 25
    *Ducklings are shipped in amounts of 15,30,and 60
    *Chicks are shipped in amounts of 25, 50 and 100
    *Poults are shipped in amounts of 15,20, and 30
    *Guineas are shipped 15+
    *Junglefowl are shipped 12+
    www.bdfarm.com

    Blue Poultry-Located in Missouri (Blue Laced Red Wyandottes & Coronation Sussex)
    *minimum order on day old chicks is 15
    http://www.bluepoultry.com

    Boggy Bottoms Bantams-Located in Georgia (focus on 20+ colors of d'anver and bantams in phoenix, sumatra, bc white polish, silkies, houdans, crevecoeur)
    *no min on eggs shipped Priority
    *day old bantams, min 20 shipped express only
    *day old turkeys and duck min 10
    *day old peafowl min 8
    www.boggybottombantams.com

    Cackle Hatchery-located in Missouri. Has over 181 Breeds (chickens, turkeys, guineas, ducks, geese, and game birds)
    *Minimum Order- Total of 15 chicks
    * Cant ship to Virginia*
    *No shipping to Hawaii
    *Florida only allows the White Pekin to be shipped
    www.cacklehatchery.com

    Canadian Pheasant Company-located in Canada (pheasants)
    www.canadianpheasant.com

    Central Hatchery-Located in Nebraska (Chickens)
    *50 chick minimum
    www.centralhatchery.com

    Chick Hatchery-Located in Michigan (chickens-Specialists in Ameraucanas)
    * A minimum of 25 chicks
    www.chickhatchery.com

    CM Game Bird Farm and Hatchery -Located in Maine (Chickens,guineas, turkeys,quail,chukars & pheasants)
    *25 chick minimum
    *50 minimum on: Northern Bobwhite Quail Chicks,Valley Quail Chicks,Gambel Quail Chicks,Chukar Partridge Chicks, Hungarian Partridge Chicks & Ringneck Pheasant Chicks
    *100 Jumbo Bobwhite Quail Chicks,Jumbo Brown Quail Chicks,Texas A&M Quail Chicks
    www.game-birds.net

    Country coop chickens-Located in North Carolina ( light Brahmas,Red Jungle Fowl,Thai gamefowl ,Seramas & Welsummers)
    www.countrycoopchickens.com

    Country Hatchery-Located in Oklahoma (Chickens,Turkeys,Ducks/Muscovies,Geese,Guinea Keets,Game Birds and Peafowl)
    Minimum for shipping
    *6 Ducklings,
    *8 Turkeys
    *10 Guineas
    *4 Goslings
    *15 Chicks
    www.countryhatchery.net

    Dark Eggs-located in California (chickens- brown egg layers & blue egg layers)
    *25 chick minimum
    www.darkeggs.com/public/index.php

    Decorah Hatchery-Located in Iowa. ( chickens,ducks,guineas & turkeys )
    * 25 chick minimum
    www.decorahhatchery.com

    Dogwood Acres Waterfowl-Located in Tennessee ( chickens, plus over 100+ varieties of waterfowl)
    *Not updated since 2006
    www.angelfire.com/country/DOGWOOD/

    Double R Supply-Located in (Chickens,ducks,geese, turkeys & guineas)
    http://dblrsupply.pinnaclecart.com/cata … -65-1.html

    Eagle Nest Poultry -Located in Ohio (chickens,ducks,geese & Peafowl,turkeys)
    eaglenestpoultry.com

    eFowl-Located in Colorado (Ducks, chickens,geese,peafowl & guineas)
    *Chicks-15 minimum
    *Bantams- 25 chick minimum
    *Ducklings- 4 minimum
    *Goslings-2 minimum
    *Poults-15 minimum (can be added with chicks)
    *Chukar Partridge -sold in packages of 15 birds
    *Ringneck Pheasant-sold in packages of 30 birds
    *Bobwhite Quail-sold in packs of 50 birds
    www.efowl.com

    Estes Hatchery-located in Missouri. (chickens, turkeys, guineas, ducks, geese, and game birds)
    www.esteshatchery.com

    Funky Feathers Fancy Poultry Farm-located in Maryland (Bantam Splash Cochins Bantam Mille Fleur Cochin project & Butterscotch Call Ducks)
    * Cant ship to Virginia*
    www.funkyfeathers.com

    Funny Farm Hatchery-Located in Oklahoma (chickens,ducks,guineas,button quails, turkeys,geese & peafowl)
    funnyfarmhatchery.org

    Green Fire Farms-Located in Florida (Chickens & cotton-patch-geese)
    http://greenfirefarms.com/

    Guinea Farm Hatchery -Located in Iowa ( guineas,peafowl and swans)
    www.guineafarm.com

    Healthy Chicks And More-located in Ohio (chickens, ducks, turkeys and gamebirds)
    www.healthychicksandmore.com

    Heartland Hatchery-Located in Missouri (chickens,turkeys,ducks, geese and guineas)
    www.heartlandhatchery.com

    Hoffman Hatchery-Located in Pennsylvania (chickens,geese,ducks,turkeys,guineas and gamebirds)
    www.hoffmanhatchery.com

    Holderread Waterfowl -Located in Oregon (ducks & geese)
    *Minimum order of 4 goslings
    *Minimum order of 10 ducklings
    *No Minimum order on adults
    www.holderreadfarm.com

    Hoovers Hatchery- Located in Iowa. (Chickens, ducks, geese,turkeys, pheasants,peafowl and guineas)
    www.hoovershatchery.com

    Hopkins' Alternative Livestock -located in Ohio (peafowl, rhea,geese, cranes,swans,ducks & pheasants)
    www.hopkinslivestock.com/index.htm

    Howell's Exotic Waterfowl-Located in Oklahoma(ducks, geese & swans)
    www.howellsswans.com

    Ideal Poultry-Located in Texas (chickens,ducks, chukar, turkeys & Guineas)
    www.ideal-poultry.com

    J.M. Hatchery-Located in Pennsylvania (Freedom Ranger Broilers,French Guineas, White Muscovy & White Bantam Silkies)
    www.jmhatchery.com/

    Lake Cumberland Game Bird Farm & Hatchery- Located in Kentucky(quail,pheasants and chukars)
    www.lakecumberlandgamebirds.com

    Larrys Poultry-Located in Colorado (chickens, gamebirds,guineas,turkeys & geese)
    www.larryspoultry.com

    Leon Valley Trading Co. Hatchery-Located in Texas (chickens, Pheasants, Quails & Chukars
    www.leonvalleytradingco.com

    MacFarlane Pheasants -Located in Wisconsin (pheasants)
    www.pheasant.com

    Marti Poultry Farm-Located in Missouri (chickens,Ducks & Guineas)
    www.martipoultry.com

    McMurray Hatchery-located in Iowa (chickens,turkeys,ducks, geese, gamebirds, juvenile birds,Peafowl and guineas)
    www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

    Metzer Farms-Located in California (ducks, geese,guineas and gamebirds)
    www.metzerfarms.com

    Meyer Hatchery-Located in Ohio (chickens,turkeys, ducks, game birds, peafowl, geese and Juveniles)
    www.meyerhatchery.com

    Moyer Chicks- located in Pennsylvania. Has 3 breeds(Cornish Cross,Brown Egg Layer & White Leghorn)
    www.moyerschicks.com

    Mt. Healthy-located in Ohio (Chickens,ducks,turkeys and gamebirds)
    www.mthealthy.com

    My Pet Chicken-Located in Conneticut? (chickens)
    www.mypetchicken.com

    Myer's Poultry
    http://www.myerspoultry.com

    Oakwood Game Farm-Located in Minnesota (pheasants & chukars)
    www.oakwoodgamefarm.com

    Peaceable Hill's Pheasant Chicks Farm -Located in Vermont(ringneck pheasants)
    www.pheasantchicksfarm.com

    Pea Ridge Gamebird Hatchery-Located in Missouri. (pheasants, quail,mallards, exotic pheasants)
    pheasantfarm65667.tripod.com

    Privett Hatchery-Located in New Mexico( Chickens,ducks, geese,guineas,turkeys)
    www.privetthatchery.com

    Purely Poultry -Located in Wisconsin . Has over 200 breeds. (chickens,ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, peafowl, gamebird pheasants, ornamental pheasants, chukars & quail)
    *Chickens-5
    *Bantams-5
    *Ducks-2
    *Geese-2
    *Guinea Keets-15
    *Turkeys - Domestic-15
    *Turkeys - Wild-10
    *Pheasants - Gamebirds-50
    *Pheasants - Ornamental-25
    *Peafowl-8
    *Swans-1
    *Wild Waterfowl-1
    www.purelypoultry.com

    Quail Valley Hatchery-Located in Idaho (Chickens & Turkeys )
    http://www.pinepride.com/quail/

    Randal Burkey Co- Located in Texas (Chickens, gamebirds,waterfowl, turkeys, guineas,Peafow,Ornamental Pheasants)
    www.randallburkey.com

    Ridgway Hatchery-Located in Ohio ( chickens, ducks,tukeys, geese,guineas and gamebirds)
    www.ridgwayhatchery.com/

    Rochester Hatchery-Located in Canada (chickens, pheasants & turkeys)
    www.rochesterhatchery.com

    Rock-n'-Cedar-Located in Oklahoma(Peafowl & chickens)
    www.boxess.com/chome.htm

    Sand Hill Preservation -Located in Iowa (Chickens,geese, ducks,guineas & turkeys)
    www.sandhillpreservation.com

    Schlecht Hatchery -Located in Iowa (Chickens & ducks)
    www.schlechthatchery.com

    Sunnyside Hatchery -Located in Wisconsin (chickens,turkeys,geese & ducks)
    www.sunnysidehatchery.com/index.php

    Sun Ray Chicks Hatchery-Located in Iowa ( Chickens,turkeys,ducks,geese & guineas)
    www.sunrayhatchery.com

    Stromberg's Chicks-Located in Minnesota (Chickens, gamebirds,waterfowl,turkeys, Peafowl, guineas,pigeons, doves and quail)
    www.strombergschickens.com

    Topisaw Creek Quail Farm -Located in Mississippi(Coturnix Quail only)
    www.topisawcreekquailfarm.com

    Townline Hatchery-Located in Michigan (Chickens,ducks, geese,turkeys, pheasants and guineas)
    *25 - Chicks
    *15 - Turkey Poulets
    *15 - Ducklings
    *30 - Pheasants
    *8 - Goslings
    www.townlinehatchery.com


    Wadley Quail Farm-located in Georgia (quail)
    www.wadleyquailfarm.com

    Welp Hatchery-located in Iowa. (chickens, turkeys, guineas, ducks, geese, and game birds)
    *Bantams Minimum Order-30
    *Ducklings Minimum Order-15
    *Pheasants Minimum Order-35
    *Turkeys Minimum Order-15
    *Goslings Minimum Order-10
    *Chicks Minimum Order-25
    *Guineas Minimum Order-30
    *Chukar Partridge Minimum Order-50
    www.welphatchery.com

    X-Treme Game Birds & Poultry- Located in Texas (chickens,turkeys,geese,ducks,guineas & gamebirds)
    www.xtremegamebirds.com
     

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