my pet chicken reviews

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by seacowst, May 21, 2012.

  1. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from them twice. The first time I had a little trouble calling in to add a chick to the order. Out of the first 11, I had one accidental cockerel, an EE. I now know that the breed is notorious for being difficult to sex. Otherwise they were great, super healthy. And the staff gave me no trouble regarding a refund for the one chick. The next year I ordered 10 more chicks. This time the PO lost them for a day. When they arrived one had head trauma. I called MPC to report the issue. The lady was extremely helpful in suggestions on how to nurse that baby back. She called 2 days later to check in since she hadn't heard from me. The chick made a full recovery. And no males this time. In all I had ordered 5 bantams and got all 5 pullets as I paid for plus the 14 correctly sexed large fowl.
    I would consider their eggs as well. Will see when the next broody pops up.....
     
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  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Me too!
     
  3. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ditto! (I just wish their shipping wasn't so expensive! My chicks (9) wound up being $18 each after shipping was factored in!) The nice thing is that I got breeds that I couldn't get at the local feed store.
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    I spend way more on dogs, goats, turkeys, ducks, I think chickens are pretty cheep.
     
  5. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just saying that at Murray McMurray with shipping chicks wind up being about $4.25 each, but the problem there is you have to purchase 25 chicks.
    25 chicks @ $4.25 = $106.25
    9 chicks @ $18 = $162.00
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    I'll pay extra not to have 25 at one time.
     
  7. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, that's why I did the 9. As a newbie I wasn't prepared to take on 25 little chicken lives! [​IMG]
     
  8. Jujubara

    Jujubara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I wasn't prepared to get so many and we live in a community, not a farm, 25 would have thrown my neighbors for a serious loop! Lol

    MPC was great and I totally understood the chances of getting a roo. I just wish some local Post Offices would be a little more strict with live chick deliveries.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    I am lucky, my post office brings them to my front door and I'm in the country, they make a special delivery. Though my very first order from MPC got sent to North Carolina, they found someone there to take those chicks and MPC sent me a new order the next week. It was kinda funny in hindsight to get a call from a post office in North Carolina about picking up my chicks, I'm in Wisconsin.
     
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  10. Jujubara

    Jujubara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! I'm happy to hear someone took them and you got some more sent. Did you get the same breeds or did you have to alter your order?
     

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