Meyer orders?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickmom, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ordered from Meyer? I got my australorps chicks from them the spring of 07' and was very pleased with them and their prices and and shipping costs.
    I don't recall seeing anyone on here that has ordered from Meyer.
    I would like to order some Delaware chicks for eggs. What do you think?
     
  2. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    A friend of mine has ordered from them several times w/o problems. If I get to order this year, it will be from them.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I ordered 21 babies from Meyer in March of last year. They were scheduled for hatch on July 21st and I had 22 chirping babies arrive here on the 22nd! I lost one SF at 4 days old (they are very fragile at hatch) but the rest have been wonderful.

    I did not pay for overnight shipping or anything but they hatched and were in the box and on the way here....tucked in a nice nest with a heating pad under them.

    The correct ratio for me was I ordered 21 pullets and I received 20 pullets and 1 roo...and an extra which was a pullet of a breed I ordered 1 of.

    I really love Meyer and will order from them again. I did not order Delawares but I ordered:

    Australorp
    GLW
    PR
    BO
    SF
    EEs
    Cochins
    Dominique
    RIR

    Love em all.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really like Meyer too. Their selection may be a bit smaller than some places, but I consider that a good thing. I really think they do better quality control because of it and they're a smaller family-run business, so they take real care of things.

    Also, sometimes they have breeds not in the catalog, they have good staff and if you call you can find out if they have anything different coming up. That's probably(possibly?) true of other smaller places too... not sure about that! I called 'off season' once and got someone a bit unsure of things, but a supervisor called me back with more info, so it was all good.

    I also have a good friend who swears by Mt Healthy, I can recommend them because of that, he’s a very common sense person who’s opinions I respect, but I like Meyer a lot.
     
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    My order from Meyers will be here on march 10th. I paid for express shipping so that they would come the next day. I only ordered 19 chicks, im wondering if they will stick some peanuts in my box?[​IMG]
    I will let everyone know how it goes. Im so excited.[​IMG]
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I order a bunch of cresteds from them for the first time. They're scheduled to arrive on April 22, sent out on th 20th. We'll see how it goes...
     
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:They do small order hatches so unless you mentioned that you wanted a heating pad or peanuts I don't think you'll get any. I only ordered 8 girls and a heating pad, no one said anything about peanuts.
     
  8. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    They are the best!
     
  9. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My Japanese are shipping on the 2oth of April too. Coutning the days.
     
  10. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I would love ordering from Meyers but it turned out to be a real disappointment.

    Here's the long version: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=136748

    Here's
    the short version: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=139000

    So
    in short: I would not order from them again. I would have had an easier time getting over it if they could have said: 'sorry things didn't go as planned' rather than insist that this is how it goes. If this is normal and acceptable for them rather than just an unfortunate series of events then I am definitely not ordering from there again...
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009

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