Mt. Healthy Hatchery in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SterlingAcres, May 28, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Has anyone purchased anything from this place? I've never even heard of it...

    They're selling a dozen assorted hatching eggs for $42 and advertising 'free' shipping... Does anyone else think that's absurd? [​IMG]
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    For the opportunity at hatchery quality chicks..that price is too high. I think you'll find most hatchery egg prices are pretty high tho. If you want a mixed assortment of eggs, I am sure you can find better deals on here.

  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Geez you can get a dozen or more purebreds of your choice for less than half on ebay.
  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    I was there once years ago to pick up some Buff Orps. They're in Mt. Healthy, which is a suburb of Cincinnati. They were pretty decent chickens, but I agree--that's too much for hatching eggs.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Nope, luckily you live right at my backdoor [​IMG] I won't be buying hatchery eggs or chicks... But I was looking for different hatchery breed photos for these chicks here. I've still got one mystery bird.

    Ooh, our 'move in' date as of today is June 20th [​IMG] I'm hoping to get it bumped up since we have to renovate, but next on the list is the chicken coop, then I'll be in touch [​IMG]
  6. bethaldridge

    bethaldridge In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    I purchased chicks from them through TSC (we live in Ohio) and I got 5 Buff Orp pullets. Well... let's just say that one died after a couple of days, and the rest have since perished as well. The rest of the chicks have been great but the Buffs didn't seem as healthy or strong. I emailed them and they said they didn't have a guarantee on their chicks except that they will arrive alive. Nice business practices.

    Won't be buying from them again.

    Murray McMurray is the only place I buy from that actually will replace your chicks should something happen. We lost half our order within the first few days once and they replaced the whole order.
  7. crazychickengirl

    crazychickengirl Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Glenmont, Ohio
    I haven't purchased any from them, but I got a few more chicks from Meyer Hatchery in Northern Ohio and I was very impressed! Everyone is extremely friendly and knowledgable and the place is incredibly clean. Their website is I highly recommend them and will definately be ordering from them next spring!
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Yeah.... I ordered eggs from Meyer because they're relatively close... I'll just say, I'll never order them again. That was a joke.
  9. I get my chicks from there. But they are ordered by the local feed store. I do not buy eggs from them! That is way too much! But their chicks are fabulous!
  10. ChickieWhickie

    ChickieWhickie Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Western KY
    I ordered 200 chicks from Mt. Healthy. They arrived on June 2nd. They all arrived alive & in good health. We haven't lost one yet. I was really worried because I read the posts after I had ordered from them.
    I agree that is too much for eggs. Check out ebay, ovabid, eggbid and poultrybid. But sometimes eggs go high on these sites too. It just depends what kind you are looking for. I have bought hatching eggs from the local farmers or Amish community.

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