Meyer hatchery

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by OSUman, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Im thinking about ordering some started pullets from Meyer Hatchery. They have really good prices, cheaper then I could probably raise them myself. Has anyone gotten any from them before?
     
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    Quote:How much are you going to pay for them?
     
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine there. I got 2 dominiques 2 golden buffs, 2 columbian wyandottes (all supposed to be pullets) they were a day old when we bought them

    both columbian wyandottes turned out to be roosters

    2 dominiques ended up to = 1 dominique, 1 barred rock

    oh well

    down to 2 Golden buff hens, 1 BR, 1 D
     
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  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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  5. speckledegg

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    I've heard good things about Meyer Hatchery. When we need more pullets, I think I'll try them. Do you know how much shipping is?
     
  6. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This here was sold by Meyer as a Jersey Giant and then to me for $10. He is 8 lbs. And my best guess he is part Australorp and I know for a fact he is part Ameraucana. He is my mixed breed cock bird's daddy.
    The Meyer version of a Jersey Giant
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    When taken to my purebred Exhibition Buff Orpington from Doug.
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    They made BUSTOFF
    He is 11 lbs and was not suppose to be a mix. I was told when I got these Buffs to double check fertility before I bought a Buff orp cockerel. I used the Meyer Hatchery male. And when I got the Buff cockerel, he mounted but missed and when I incubated the eggs this fella is one of the 5 that hatched that I kept.
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    Because of the screwed up breeding of the Black cock bird I used initially I have made some very interesting birds that can and will be used in future projects\\
    Here are a few who came about by this messed up breeding of my purebred Buff/Meyer Hatchery cock bird mating.
    Enjoy as this opened up a can of worms of really weird and at the same time cool looking birds.
    Lemon Blue Ameraucana
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    Black Brown Red
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    Lemon Blue Orp project
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    Salmon Breasted Silver Duckwing
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    Exchequer
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    Black Birchen
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    Blue Birchen
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    You can get the idea of what MAYBE hidden in a hatchery bird. And in no way I would trade my BUSTOFF for any other bird. It is alot of fun in what he has put into my breeding program. Without BUSTOFF Crele, and all these other varieties would not be available to me. And NO WAY would I buy anything to make them. BUT since he is here, I let BUS decide what is the next fun thing to raise. Anyone like some Lemon Blues or Black Brown Reds or Birchens? Just ask and the BUS will deliver. lolol
     
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  7. fratmor

    fratmor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my bird from meyers. one day olds I got 25 out of 26 pullets not bad! they are all healthy except one that died at 7 month (I think due to poisoning I believe it ate a weed that wasn't edible.)I get between 14 -18 a day out of the 19 I've kept.they layed through the winter and are still laying during the hot summer days.I'm still waiting for the slow down period.I'm not breeding them nor showing them. I just want yummy eggs and that's what they are giving me![​IMG] for meyers!
     
  8. ~MegChristine(:

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    Quote:Those Blue Birchens are super cute!!
     
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  10. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ~MegChristine:) :

    Quote:Those Blue Birchens are super cute!!

    You just don't know what is in the genetics of these birds. And that is not a bad thing as you can see I am enjoying the fact that Meyer did not sell me a real Jersey Giant. I doubt I would have this much fun IF they did. I am just now incubating some of my Birchen hen's eggs for the end of the season run. They are laying machines!​
     

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