My experience with Purely Poultry

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by birdieluv, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. birdieluv

    birdieluv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Eureka Springs, AR
    The results of the order I placed with Purely Poultry:
    June 1, 4:21 PM: Response from Purely Poultry when I asked about availability - "We have hatch dates once a week, this weeks has gone by, I am seeing some availability on next weeks, but it is going fast, and even more 6/15. You will need to place your order quickly to get these chicks before they are sold!"
    Jun. 1, 2011 4:35 I sent Paypal payment for an order to Purely Poultry.
    June 1, 2011, 4:35: Order Confirmation from Purely Poultry
    Thanks for shopping with us today!
    The following are the details of your order.
    Order Number: 22186
    Date Ordered: Wednesday 01 June, 2011
    June 7: The reply I got from Purely Poultry: "By the time I got your order in, I am sorry, they were both sold out! We will have to wait until next year now."
    My comment to me: So between 4:21pm and 4:35pm, you sold out? The hens suddenly and absolutely stopped laying eggs? I'm in Arkansas, which is way more south than Wisconsin and my hens lay all summer with only short breaks.
    I'm not a happy camper with .
    Terry Rune
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I'm pretty sure this is one that drop ships. That means they do not hatch their own birds but get them from other hatcheries. It sounds like they don't do a good search for what is really available until they get a confirmed order. You might check with a hatchery that does its own hatching. I don't know what they have available in the breeds you want, but Cackle is just up in Missouri from you. Ideal is also a possibility.

    Good luck!
  3. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    I ordered from Cackle... they shipped an extra of each bird and I only lost one of the 18 total.

    The only issue I had was their phone lines are always busy... I was VERY pleased and my chicks are doing great.
  4. birdieluv

    birdieluv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Eureka Springs, AR
    Quote:I forgot about Cackle! Thanks! I have an order into Ideal right now and should get the chicks tomorrow. I've always been happy with Ideal.

  5. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Port Deposit, MD
    Yes, I'm pretty sure that Purely Poultry drops ships too.
    I had a similar experience back in Feb. It took a while, but they did refund my money.
  6. birdieluv

    birdieluv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Eureka Springs, AR
    Quote:I will be even more annoyed if I don't get a Paypal refund REAL SOON!!

  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    I've ordered from Cackle a lot and have been very pleased! They actually have to get MORE incubators because they have more orders coming in every year!

    I just don't want to support Drop ship hatcherys when I can get them from the hatchery that's actually hatching them instead.

    ETA: What kind of breeds were you ordering?
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  8. birdieluv

    birdieluv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Eureka Springs, AR
    Quote:I was attempting to order bantam columbian and buff columbian wyandottes.

  9. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Kernersville, NC
    Purely Poultry just orders from Ideal and Ideal ships to you. They seem like they've got a bit of a time lapse- where they think something is available, they'll try and get the order from Ideal but Ideal will be out. Same thing happened with my silver laced Wyandottes. A large number of my order died as well. I'm going back to Cackle, did not lose any from that batch, and i got what I ordered.
  10. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Cackle is great. ...I have had the runaround with ideal...some stuff they told me was an order....then sorry it will be 2 months.....all of the cackle chicks I bought for my sister are thriving.

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