Hoover's Hatchery?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Joshua G, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know anything about Hoover Hatchery?
    The prices were very cheap, but i was looking at the weights of the chickens that they sell and they are all 4-5 pounds LIGHTER than other hatcheries say they weigh.
    Has anyone ordered from them?
    Are the chickens meaty like they are supposed to be?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't ordered from them for a few years, but their chicks have always been really nice. The meat birds are totally worth it.
     
  4. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the standard chickens grow to their full size or did they seem kind of small once they were mature?
     
  5. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only ordered egg layers and meat chickens from them. The easter eggers were big, the layers average, but consistently laid a nice sized egg consistent in color.
     
  6. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  7. Wild-Flower2011

    Wild-Flower2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't even know about this hatchery, thank you for sharing!
     
  8. Laci7210

    Laci7210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they send you an email when your chicks ship?? Mine were supposed to ship today but they never sent me anything saying that they shipped..
     
  9. eddiesurf

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    Glad everyone have good luck with Hoover hatchery.. Not me!! Order 70 chicks and only got 67 and 3 DOA! Second day 13 dies.. All in all I lost 20 chicks in three days.
     
  10. nhuhong

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    I ordered from Hoover's for the first time a couple years ago and all the chicks were really great! They were vigorous and turned out to be wonderful laying hens. However, I ordered chicks from them again last month, and of the 25 that were ordered, only 3 are alive today! The rest just died off day after day (8 were DOA). I don't know what was wrong with this batch, but I suspect ordering them in January is not the best idea. I guess most of them got chilled during shipment. :(
     

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