Ideal hatchery?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by playswithfowl, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    Are Ideal hatchery's birds show quality? Has anyone shown the birds that they ordered from them? I'm just wondering about show quality as I'm going to be ordering bantam chicks fron somewhere for 4-h this spring.
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    If you want show quality birds you need to buy from a breeder, not a hatchery. If you know what breed you want, you can usually look on their association website and find breeders. You can also post the breed you are looking for on this forum (or use the search feature for past posts)- a lot of people here can give you feedback on reputable breeders, etc.

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, like skeeter said, hatchery birds are not show quality. Although, if you are doing 4H, they will judge a good deal of points on you and the bird, not just the bird.
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County

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