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Hatching Eggs from Urch/Turnland

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by kc.h, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. kc.h

    kc.h New Egg

    Sep 19, 2008
    I was wondering if anyone has purchased hatching eggs from Duane Urch of Urch/Turnland. I have heard very good things about his stock, but was hoping that someone might have first or second had experience with their eggs.
    I am debating getting day old chicks from Ideal or Welp or hatching eggs from Urch. And while I want the better quality, I am nervous about risking a low hatch rate when I could have a relatively sure thing with sexed day old chicks.
    Any thought or advise on the matter?

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Why not order chicks from Urch/Turnland?
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did!! Last spring I ordered a dozen RIR eggs and I got the highest hatch rate from him. I hatched 10 out 12, which is pretty darn great for shipped eggs. Highly recommend him. He's a sweetie, too, very generous with his knowledge.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Better show birds but poorer laying.
  5. brn325

    brn325 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2008
    I ordered chickes and got them last week they been awesome.
    I suggest you get them.
  6. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there a website?
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I haven't, but I've actually bought birds from Duane Urch (D'Uccles). He's a nice guy, very knowledgeable and was great talking to the kids about what made the pet quality ones pet quality and the others more. (They, of course, chose the more expensive ones, not the $1 pet quality ones that he was selling at the sale at the time! [​IMG])
  8. kc.h

    kc.h New Egg

    Sep 19, 2008
    Thank you all for your help. Duane Urch doesn't have a website but if you call him he will quickly mail you a list of breeds and prices. You can find his info at http://www.ansci.umn.edu/poultry/resources/hatcheries.htm#mn, under Minnesota. I think I'll end up getting some chicks from Ideal for laying and then, because I can not resist I'll get some eggs from Urch/Turnland. Thanks again.
  9. allbreednut

    allbreednut Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 8, 2008
    I ordered both eggs and chicks from Urch for many years, although not recently. He is completely reliable, and if something happens that you don't get a good hatch, I assume he still replaces them at nominal cost.

    Most of my orders came through from Minnesota to Texas and Arizona in perfect conditiion.

    Not easy to reach by phone, but I guess the best time is still 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Central time.

    He is an all-around good guy -- salt-of-the-earth Midwestern stock!
  10. Miss Ashly

    Miss Ashly Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2015
    I just sent a check to Duane for hatching eggs - my first order. Assuming they are available, how soon should I expect to receive them?

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