Ideal Hatchery review

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Pete fernBonnie, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Pete fernBonnie

    Pete fernBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just recently ordered from ideal hatchery and they are coming in a few days. I ordered 4 blue polish and 6 assorted silkies. Has anyone ordered any of these breeds? I want to see pictures of them! I am really excited but nervous that they will be low quality. I have been looking around all morning,[​IMG] and there have been a lot of bad reviews but those reviews were from 5 years and they could have changed by then!
     
  2. aafairchild

    aafairchild Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I get Ideal chicks all the time as live only about 100 miles away and the local feed store carries them as well. I cannot speak to the quality as far as breed standard, but I have always gotten healthy chicks with very few losses. Their customer service has always been good as well. I have rocks, wyandottes and RIR all from there. Good Luck with your new babies.


    Alice
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've ordered from Ideal Hatchery a number of times and have always been happy with their service and birds. I ordered Black Silkies and Golden Polish from them about 20 years ago and they were good birds, but I no longer raise either breed so unfortunately, I can't take any pics to show you. Good luck with your order.
     
  4. Pete fernBonnie

    Pete fernBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks both of you and also i have heard about people getting their order and all of them be dead, i am concerned because i live in North Carolina and they are stationed in Cameron, Texas. Anyway i will post pictures when they arrive
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I was living on the big island of Hawaii when I ordered the Silkies and Polish, and the chicks arrived safely, so I don't think NC will be any problem.
     
  6. RareDuck

    RareDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 25 assorted Silkies from Ideal last week and all arrived alive. I live in VA.I think they have more colors than other hatcheries. I also got 4 in my feather legged bantam assortment.[​IMG]
     
  7. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds do you think you've gotten? I signed on to wait list for feather legs and dark brown egg layers
     
  8. RareDuck

    RareDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birds in the photo are all Silkies. The feather legged assortment will be 5 weeks old tomorrow. Most of them are Cochins in various colors + 1 buff Brahma, 1 Porcelain & 1 brown red d'uccle and a possible white and the 4 Silkies.
     
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  9. Pete fernBonnie

    Pete fernBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    How cute[​IMG]! How many different colors did you get? I only got 6 hoping for at least 3 different colors! Right now i am waiting for the email that says my chicks have been shipped!! I am so excited! I have never got shipped chicks before, is there anything i need to do when they arrive? [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  10. Pete fernBonnie

    Pete fernBonnie Out Of The Brooder

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    Look at what i just got! WOO!![​IMG][​IMG] (i took my address off)
    Just a Reminder!

    Ship Date:​
    7/30/2014

    Ship To:​


    Your poultry order has been shipped today. You should expect delivery within 72 hours. If you have any problems, please report them within 4 days of arrival. We appreciate your business and are looking forward to providing you with "Ideal Poultry".
    Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms Inc.
    PO Box 591
    Cameron, TX 76520
     

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