Hoover's Hatchery

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sugar Sand Farm, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    We are considering ordering from Hoover's hatchery Just got their catalog and they have very good prices on Cornish Cross Broilers. We can get 50 with shipping for less than 25 anywhere else. But i am wondering if its too good to be true. Anyone heard of them.
  2. My local Runnings store get their chicks through Hoover's, and I bought right around 90 chicks last year. They were healthy when I got them. They called me that morning when they came in. Their birds are healthy.
  3. MNKris

    MNKris Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    The broilers from Hoovers are awesome. We get 100 - 200 of them every year, and have for the last 10 years or so. They are the real deal. We have never had any problems with them. Great survival rate, great growth rate, etc. Well worth it and the meat has been wonderful! They deliver to the midwest so there is no shipping if you live near one of their drop off points. That is a great service they provide.

    Their layers are a little more inconsistent. We got a group of EEs from them and they were colored beautifully and lay well, but have some issues with crooked toes, etc. The gold stars didn't seem very hearty and tend to get egg bound easily. I am not sure about the white rocks, australorps, etc. The prices can't be beat, that is for sure.

    I also noticed that I tend to get more sex mixups with Hoovers. If I order straight rooster meat birds, I always get a dozen or so hens, and when I order layers, I always get some cockerels. They seem to have more mixups than McMurray or Ideal. I still say it is worth it though.

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