Ideal Poultry v.s. Meyer Hatchery

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by TheChickenQueen, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking at hatcheries trying to figure out which one I would like to order from when I get the money to (I'm a teenager). And these two stuck out to me, I've heard a lot of good about Meyer's.

    But I've noticed that Ideal has more selection and is cheaper. So what is the quality of they're chickens? I will not be showing them, I just like my birds to look nice.

    The same for question for Meyer's.

    Please post pictures if you have any.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    IMHO, any large hatchery that is successful is going to have pretty good hatchery quality birds.
    They wouldn't be in business this long if they didn't.
    Most hatcheries use independent breeders to provide their birds so from hatchery to hatchery the jury would report differently on each breed.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've never ordered from Meyer Hatchery, but I have ordered from Ideal Poultry on several occasions and from as far away as Hawaii, and I have been happy with their birds and service. I've never lost more than a chick or two in shipping, and since they've always put 2 or 3 extra in the boxes, I've always gotten what I paid for.
     
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  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ordered 15 and all 15 were female
     
  5. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I still like to find out what people think. It is always hard for me to make up my mind.

    That's nice!
     
  6. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, those are nice! What all breeds have?
     
  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO. i would go with the one that is closest to your location.
     
  8. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    IMO order from the closest major hatchery to your location, unless they don't have what you want... The most 'dangerous' time for chicks is shipping and if you can shave a day off by ordering them from a more local hatchery that is a huge benefit...
     
  9. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 15 of the brown egg layer assortment.I got 5 Dominique,2 Barred Rocks,1 Buff Orpington,5 Rhode Island Reds,2 New Hampshire reds
     
  10. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is closer.
     

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