Looking for a good hatchery

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smoke202, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. smoke202

    smoke202 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking for a good hatchery. Does anyone have suggestions on a good one. Last year I got burnt on the hatchery I was buying from. I would just like to find a good quality hatchery.
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    What seems to be the matter with the hatchery or with the chicks you received in 2013?
     
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  3. smoke202

    smoke202 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got blind peeps, didn't get what I order. Not right amount of chickens. It goes on to much to list. First time I order I had amazing chickens. The second year awful. So I'm looking for ideas from people on good hatcheries.
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MurrayMcmurray hatchery is a great one![​IMG]
    Would you like a list of hatcheries?
     
  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like Cackle Hatchery in Missouri. I always have good luck with them.
     
  6. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from McMurray with no problems. I just placed my first order with Ideal Hatchery, which I've heard great things about, and I am looking forward to it! McMurray has a minimum order of 25 this time of year, and they don't ship ducks with chicks. Cackle Hatchery required a minimum order for bantams. So I went with Ideal, as I was able to get all my birds shipped at once, and they didn't have a minimum order.

    ANgie
     
  7. hitchyourwagon

    hitchyourwagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chickenhound

    chickenhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Smoke 202, We are from Pa. also and I would highly recommend Mc Murray hatchery. Have ordered from them three times and have always had good luck with them.
     
  9. hitchyourwagon

    hitchyourwagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have ordered from McMurray two times. Both times the chicks arrived healthy and there were no losses. Their phone staff is customer focused and helpful. I was disappointed in the SLWyandotte quailty being no where close to the color standard and half of them are undersized. Time to upgrade their breeding stock.
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  10. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I have been using Cackle Hatchery as of late for my birds. I really like the phone staff… a lot. I need more thumbs to give them, because two is not enough. My last batch from the week of July 7th are all doing just fine, no problems what so ever.

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    I believe this is their two week picture, I just changed them to horizontal water nipples today

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    Phone cameras are perhaps not the best, but they are handy.

    Best to all and your birds,

    RJ
     

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