Hoovers Hatchery -Rudd, Iowa

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Buff Oreo, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Buff Oreo

    Buff Oreo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2011
    I would like to know who orders from here. would you recommend it???
    My friend and i did a split order this past spring from hoovers. he got his choice pick on all of the chicks [except for an australorp i HAD to have] and he just picked the wrong bunch. my chickens are fine. he got 2 roosters [not ordered] an incorrectly combed silver wyandotte, and one of his chicks LOST THE TOP PART OF IT'S BEAK!!! then it got eaten by his dog. :[

    Sorry to them, but i am NOT ordering from there anymore. [​IMG]
  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    Fremont, Wisconsin
    I used to get cases of Cornish Cross hatching eggs from them back when I was in high school. They were very friendly and helpful. Losing the top part of the beak I think would not likely be from the hatcheries fault.
  3. camalianus

    camalianus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2009
    Sexing chicks is not an exact technique. The rate of accuracy is 90%, so you might order a 100 pullets and get a pullets or you can order 25 pullets and get 2 roosters. You have 90% of probabilities of getting pullets nor 100%. All hatcheries and breeders selling sexed chicks have this information posted in their websites. Wyandotte with a wrong comb happens frequently in hatchery chicks, not uncommon. You are getting pet or utility quality from a hatchery, no high quality birds. Even the colors in hatchery wyandottes are not well define. [​IMG]
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    My sister and I ordered from them in February of this year. All the chicks where healthy and correctly sexed and we had a order of 50+ chicks! I ordered 10 BSL and 15 production reds. my sister ordered with me: 22 production reds and 3 white leghorns. All of them are laying right now. I thought hoovers costomer service was great and the people where very friendly. Sometimes wyandottes have straight combs, it just happens.
    I will buy from them in the future.
  5. bufforpingtonfan

    bufforpingtonfan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    i got my buff orps ans slws from hoovers they had correct leg color and had correct combs
  6. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    I have had great dealings with hoovers! just wish they sold hatching eggs...
  7. nhuhong

    nhuhong Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2013
    I live in California and bought 25 chicks from Hoover's last week. They arrived the day after the ship out date. Out of the 27 that they sent only 1 died (two days later). They even color-marked the chicks and included a page explaining which chick is what color so you can identify the different breeds! Really great hatchery and will definitely purchase from them again!

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