Mail Order Hatchery Recommendations for Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Country Fowl, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Country Fowl

    Country Fowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    Newbie here. I bought 10 guineas with my chicks this year and only one survived. I followed the instructions for them to a T, but they just didn't make it. Although I do realize that Guineas are much more fragile than chicks, I'm thinking that the hatchery I bought them from may not have the best guineas. I would still like to order guineas this year so I don't just have the lonely one.

    I have looked in my area (Seattle) for breeders and can't seem to find any of the Royal Purple ones so I'm afraid I'll have to order from a hatchery again. This being said, which hatchery do you guys recommend?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. turtlemh

    turtlemh Out Of The Brooder

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    I just ordered 8 chicks and 3 Guineas from Ideal. They are all health and happy. I would definitely order from them again. I liked that I didn't have to order 50 like some places online do.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Glad they arrived in good shape! I like that as well about Ideal - that you can order a smaller number. Good luck to you!!
     
  5. Country Fowl

    Country Fowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Sadly they don't have Royal Purple :(
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

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    I got my original flock from cackle, though I ordered them from efowl. At the end of season three price goes down and they have free shipping. I bought 30 for $110 shipped and sold ten for $50 locally.

    ETA: I ordered hatchery choice and was sent equal numbers of each color for a total of 32.
     
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