meyer hatchery sells deformed chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by team edward, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered from meyer hatchery and i got a blind chick, a chick with a deformed beak, and a chick with a deformed leg it was so sad to see them struggle every day with their defects and eventually they all died [​IMG]
     
  2. Thundrr-Chicken

    Thundrr-Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i own 8 chicks that i know of that came from meyer... they are doing very well at 3 months old now... i think every hatchery sends out some bad ones and some good ones... sorry you got some bad ones though
     
  3. DaveP

    DaveP Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Some sneak through.

    I suppose on hatch day with a sea of chicks before your eyes, you sometimes miss the obvious ones with deformities.

    I would contact them... perhaps they'll give you credit for a future order.
     
  5. BantieBabe

    BantieBabe Out Of The Brooder

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    i had trouble with my meyer chicks too...two have deformed beaks. but they all survived which is more than i can say for murray mcmurray hatchery
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:I've only ordered from one hatchery.. McMurray... 11 of the 27 died within the first 3 days. But I think they've dealt with that issue.

    I hatch my own now.
     
  7. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered 84 chicks from Meyer (this year)! Of those, 1 had a limp, one had a deformity that I saw when I picked them up and they replaced it, and 1 died... That's it, in all 84 birds.... I think that is pretty good numbers! I had some single combs on some wyandottes (and dominiques) but that is just hatchery quality for you.... I think they do their best, are easy to work with, and in general a very nice hatchery... Now, I *probably* won't buy from them in the future, but only because I'm changing my focus to show quality birds [​IMG].

    Sorry you had such bad luck, call them, they're great to work with!
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I agree with Thundrr-Chicken - every hatchery does. [​IMG]
     
  9. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every hatchery. Had some this year come with their legs up over their head..wasn't Meyer.My Meyer order was fine.BTW I had beak issues with top breeders chicks this year..it happens to everyone even when you pay around $10 a chick with shipping.
     

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