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"My Pet Chicken" is it trustworthy? *POST YOUR CHICKS FROM MPC!*

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Amitist, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Amitist

    Amitist Songster

    Aug 16, 2010
    Erlanger, KY
    Hi! I went to the website "mypetchicken.com" and their quality seems very good! I have seen that alot of chicks have died when being ordered from a hatchery like Ideal. Has anyone ever ordered from My Pet Chicken? Tell me your experience with them. Thanks!

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick 8 Years

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    I have ordered twice from them and I love my chicks! [​IMG] Shipping is pricey, but I get them overnight, so I guess it's better for the babies. [​IMG]
  3. Amitist

    Amitist Songster

    Aug 16, 2010
    Erlanger, KY
    Quote:It IS very pricey! Omg! $35.00 for shipping!? But I think its better for the chicks just like you. I will probably buy from them but I will wait for a lil' bit because some people might have had some bad experiences with them too [​IMG]
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing 11 Years

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Mypetchicken is supplied chicks from meyer hatchery. The birds are pet/production quality.

  5. Amitist

    Amitist Songster

    Aug 16, 2010
    Erlanger, KY
    Quote:So are you saying its better to buy from Meyer Hatchery then My Pet Chicken? Is it cheaper?
  6. DaveP

    DaveP In the Brooder

    Nov 30, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    My personal experiences with Meyers as well as MPC have been very positive. However I think whichever hatchery you ask about someone somewhere will have had a bad experience with them. Its just the law of averages.
  7. CarrieW

    CarrieW Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    Durango, CO
    I ordered from MPC this year and I am very happy with my chicks. I ordered 25 chicks, and out of those 25, only 1 was a rooster. The costomer service is excellent! I ordered from MM last year and didn't get my first egg till they were 6 months old, the ones from MPC started laying at exactly 18 weeks!
  8. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Songster

    Aug 22, 2010
    I have ordered twice from MPC, 12 chicks last year or which 2 were roosters. All chicks were healthy when I got them and I didn't loose any until they were 7 months or more to the normal issues, predators, heat or injury. I will get more than 30 the first week of Oct and I expect that I will breed most of my own birds after that.
    If you get an unexpected male, where the percentage exceeds 10% then be sure to contact them between the 13th and 17th week of the chicks life, to receive credit or refund.
    Good customer service, and yes the shipping is high, but they do ship small orders. I can't remember if it was McM or Ideal that charges 45.00 for 5 chicks. No real savings if you want a small order.
    I returned to MPC because I didn't want to order in increments of 5. I wanted 4. I priced Welps hatchery and they had all kinds of surcharges for small orders or increments less than 5.
    I really appreciate how they have worked with me since I do order so late in the season, but I found it works best for me to not have chicks or small chickens during the hot weather, when days sit at 103 for weeks at end. It was only 94 today:D seemed rather cool.
  9. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Millersburg, PA
    I had ordered my first little chicks ever from MPC and have a positive experience. I had gotten the Variety pack of 25 pullets. One was DOA on arrival, One had a deformed leg/wing & ended up dying about a week later and one chick died in 2 days and I have no idea why. I have 22 remaining and all are doing great! They are now 13 weeks old and all are pullets! Now, the reason I would say it was positive even with the 3 that died is because I was credited back for them and the customer service talked my teenage daughter through treating the deformed one on the phone. She was the only one home when they arrived and of course she was freaking because the little chick was struggling initially & couldn't walk. I was very impressed the customer service rep took the time to talk her through everything on the phone & to e-mail her additional literature on how to try to save & treat her. I would definitely buy from them again because of the good customer I had experienced. But my remaining chicks are healthy and doing great!
  10. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Songster

    Aug 11, 2010
    my chicks are set to ship on the 30th (tomorrow) and we have probably been the worst costumers they have ever had asking questions cansling and uncanling orders but the love there birds and want to know there going to a good home. they were also vary helpful and have good costumer service

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