Meyer Hatchery - Anyone use them???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new2chickens, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. new2chickens

    new2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw that they can send as few as 3 chicks depending on your location. Just curious if anyone has used them?? I plan to talk to the feed store and go to Tractor Supply, but in case they don't have what I want (3 Buff Orp females, 2 EE females, and 1 EE male) I would like to look into other options.

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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    yup I got eight they were great good sirvice and nice birds. Hopefully I will order again [​IMG]

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  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 25 last year from them and all birds are thriving and giving me great eggs. The service was great, but the birds for hatchery birds are great quality. I will be buying again later this year.
     
  4. new2chickens

    new2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they charge a small order fee?? I looked at another site that the total for the chicks was $17, but then with their small order fee made the total $42 before shipping.

    I found a local guy on Craigslist that has what I want for $27 and its local so no shipping.

    Then the other site $17.00 before small order fee $42 before shipping

    Meyer - $12.29 before shipping (if they don't charge for small orders)

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  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    meyer will charge a small order fee. Just as bad as My Pet Chicken because it is the same company MPC might take alittle off the top though so they might cost a few $ more.

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    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received my babies today and all are well and warm.
    The shipping was a little expensive,but the added price was worth it for not a single loss in winter in NH.
     
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  7. new2chickens

    new2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the $27 to go with a local guy might be slightly more worth it!
    I just thought that was pricey when I saw $17 and $12 for them, but didn't take shipping, etc into account!

    Lets hope Tractor Supply or the feed store has what I want for less than $27!!

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  8. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you are in Texas.
    Ideal Poultry is in Cameron, TX
    It might be easier and safer for the chicks to drive the 2 hours and pick them up rather than risk the shipping from Ohio.

    Ideal will ship small quantities with insurance, so I would think that you could pick up a small batch as well.
     
  9. seafood

    seafood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awaiting my first order ever. Coming from Meyers in 2 weeks. Were very nice over the phone. Great selection of chicks, website was user friendly...although they are currently working on it.

    Worth it to me to spend the extra $$ on shipping to get the chicks I want and all pullets.
     
  10. new2chickens

    new2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may have to look into Ideal also. I plan to go talk to someone at the feed store and tractor supply to check and see what they are getting (if I can get what I want) and how much.

    Sarah
     

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