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Hatchery ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickensinMT, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. chickensinMT

    chickensinMT Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning ahead for next year and i was thinking about ordering from Welp. I want to get welsumers, salmon favs, polishs, Rhode island white,marans and bearded mille fleurs. Is Welp any good? Do they sex correctly, ship on time and keep orders straight? Or is there another place that I can get these same breeds but not as many as 25? I am limited the number of chicks I can get:(

    Oh and I thought that I read somewhere on Welps wepsite that after a certain date the minimum order amount is 15. Am I reading things that arnt there? Or is this another website
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welp is about the same as any other hatchery. I've ordered a couple of times. I get a couple of extra birds and I loose a couple. It evens out. Sexing seems to be pretty accurate. I had ordered 20 CornishX cockerals, 1 was a pullet. And from 5 Barred Rocks pullets, I got 6 but one is really looking like a roo. Maybe he was a bonus?!
    Welp ships year round. Chicks there is a 25 minimum and they can't combine chicks and, say geese. Shipping is included and their prices are reasonable. Nice ladies on the phone to help you, too.
     
  3. chickensinMT

    chickensinMT Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! Oh another question do they have similar hatch dates for most of their poultry? I got new babies this year and I have parents to deal with.[​IMG]
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I understand your question: I think all their breeds of chicks hatch on the same day. Different days for other poultry, that's why they can't combine chicks with anything else.
    Take a look around their website or give the friendly ladies a call!
    www.welphatchery.com
    Oh yeah, when I ordered this spring, I figured they would ship ASAP. I ordered on a Mon. got my chicks 2 days later. [​IMG]
    Oh yeah, and they charge a small fee if you order less than 5 of a single breed or sex. It's about 1.50 per breed.
    Have you looked at Ideal's site? There is no minimum # to order, just a $25 minimum.
     
  5. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welp Hatchery [​IMG] The chicks looked pretty rough, and I was shocked that they all lived. Some were in bad shape. Thin, some looked more than a few days old and they were crazy with thirst. I went to the trouble of finding a hatchery in Iowa that had what I wanted, then found out that the "shipping point" was from New Mexico. Poor babies. Never again. I was up to my ankles in pastey butts! What bothers me now is that one chick has a crossed beak. I'll keep her and love her, but that shouldn't happen IMO. Also there is an extra charge per chick (the way it was expained to me) for any sex and or breed numbering less than 5. However you may decide to take a chance to get what you want. Chicks can go for awhile without food and water-you're in MT, I wonder where they would ship your chicks from?- it's a tough decision. BTW, I wanted wellsummers too, but they weren't available in synch with the breed I wanted the most. I had to settle for what was leftover.
     
  6. chickensinMT

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    Sorry, but i was gone for a week and didn't have the net. Any way thanks for the replies. I think I am going to go through Ideal. It sounds better:D. Hopefully I can get all the ones I want:fl.
     

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