Looking to jump in the meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by smokinjay, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. smokinjay

    smokinjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking to start with 70 meat birds. What is some of the better Hatchery for price and quilty?
     
  2. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read in another post Welp was one that someone recommended...
     
  3. smokinjay

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    Quote:Looks like a good start. Order there catalog. Thank You.
     
  4. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of gotten them from McMurrary Hatchery before and was really pleased with my birds.
     
  5. smokinjay

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    Quote:Check them out seem pretty high on the price.
     
  6. cattleman999

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    You might check out Central Hatchery in Nebraska. They have them for .75/hd plus shipping. I just received 75 from Welp about 2.5 weeks ago. They sent 77 but one was DOA and then lost 3 or 4 more within the first couple of days. This is my second batch from Welp and I just haven't been super impressed. I have raised one batch from Schlect and I was more satisfied with their chicks than those from Welp. I know Welp gets a lot of good reviews on here but I just haven't been as satisfied with them as Schlect or MM. The problem with MM is they are so high. I thought their quality was very good. I tried raising them right in the middle of summer and that wasn't smart but was my fault. Hope this helps.
     
  7. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Check them out seem pretty high on the price.

    I think the price includes shipping though????? Not 100% on that.
     
  8. smokinjay

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    Quote:Yea that helps alot and the price is close enough that is not a big deal. Heck lot of the hatcherys are looking at 2.50 per.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Basically just surf the net for different big hatcheries and compare prices, then compare who's closest.

    Welp, Mt. Healthy, Meyer, Cackle, Ideal, Murray McMurray, Privett, -- The most well known ones.
     
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of all the meat-birds I have done I really like Freedom Rangers the best. Best growth, healthiest, a LOTTA meat etc... JM Hatchery.
     

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