Meyer Hatchery hatching egg reviews?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by et22, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. et22

    et22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking of ordering hatching eggs from Meyer Hatchery and I was wondering what people though of this Hatchery for eggs. I have seen mixed reviews. What are your experiences?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never ordered hatching eggs from them but I have ordered chicks and they grew up to be vary nice birds!
     
  3. et22

    et22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply! I have read other things like what you said. I believe I will try out this Hatchery for eggs and let people know how they are. Before I order though I still would like to know if anyone has order eggs from them.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. kmer3257

    kmer3257 Just Hatched

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    Hello, how did your order turn out? I am considering ordering from Meyers hatchery this spring. Thanks!
     
  5. MrsChickens

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    I wanted to report my experience with Meyer Hatchery 2/2018. I ordered 10 Marans and 5 Buff Orpingtons. The chicks were shipped and received within 24 hours picked up at USPS 10:00 a.m. The outside temps were mid 60's no winds to speak of. Opening the box at home I noticed the 2 white Maran females and the 2 Blue Copper Maran females and 2 Blue Copper Maran females were VERY TINY. The Orpingtons seemed small but I had never experienced that breed. Chicks were placed in NEW brooder with 97* readings on heat lamp, puppy pads on brooder floor, Medicated starter and supplements. I ordered GroGel, probiotics/electrolytes/vitamin packs and prepared Grogel immediately presenting to the chicks - prepared water with filtered spring water room temp with feeder filled with medicated crumble. One of the white Marans was listless and would not take Grogel, water or food. That bird died by end of day. The next morning the other white Marans died. I notified Meyer, they refunded the $23 for the birds. I told them my concerns with the frail/listless condition of the 4 Blue Copper Marans. Over the course of the first week, 2 white Marans, 4 Blue Copper Marans and 1 Golden Cucko Marans femal and all five Orpington were dead. Folks that 11 chicks out of 15 dead within the first week. After the first two losses, I mixed up an ACV in second water in the brooder. Those birds failed to thrive while one Black Copper Marans male, one Golden Cuckoo Marans and one meal maker (?) have survived. Clearly Meyer mailed chicks infected with coccidiosis. I cancelled other orders with two other sources because I didn't want to loose those chicks. I wrote to Meyer expressing all this. Their response is they don't refund chicks older than 48 hrs, directed me to a book that covered coccidiosis and basically told me to pound sand. This is clearly the wrong customer service response. I plan to challenge the $197 credit card charge and will post this on all forums. Order from Meyer at your own risk. They completely failed to step up to a problem that rests solely on their hands
     

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