Meyer Hatchery?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by kecker-wolf, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. kecker-wolf

    kecker-wolf New Egg

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    So I'm hearing a lot about this Meyer hatchery and so far, I think I want to buy my chicks here. Does anyone know if this is a good hatchery or not? How will I receive my chicks, good condition or will some be dead? If you know anything, the advice would be really helpful. Thanks! :confused::cd
     
  2. KurtG

    KurtG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my Meyer chicks went out last night, but the USPS lost them somewhere enroute from Cleveland last night??????? Hoping they show in the morning despite the tracking snafu.
     
  3. KurtG

    KurtG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As an update, I lost 2 out of 15 DOA. They were packed with a heat pack. I chatted online with Customer Service who provided directions on how to perk the rest up quicker. The two lost seem to be outside their care (sat a long time out of Cleveland PO) , but experiecne has been good so far with Meyer, especially with the time given on getting the rest the best start possible.
     
  4. TBirdsTheWord33

    TBirdsTheWord33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As with anything in life, you can talk with 10 different people and get 10 different opinions. That being said, I have ordered from Meyer Hatchery on 3 different occasions over the last 4 months. The first order was 5 chicks, the second was 6 ducks, and the last was 16 chicks. They all arrived healthy and are still going strong...I haven't lost any so far. I live relatively close to this hatchery, so my 2 chick orders arrived the day after hatching. That is probably a big reason why I've been blessed with healthy babies. I'm pretty sure the ducks are hatched elsewhere, so they took 2 days to arrive. Thus far, my experience with this hatchery has been positive. I like their breed selection and have found their customer service to be helpful and friendly. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best!
     
  5. madamiec

    madamiec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I order from several hatcheries and I live 4 hours from Meyer....it's the route out of Ohio that is a big problem. I can get birds faster from any hatchery in the country, but if they route through any Ohio hub it's like a black hole. Indy isn't much better.
     
  6. MrsChickens

    MrsChickens Out Of The Brooder

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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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