My Pet Chicken

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chixrus, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I just ordered my chicks (what a hassle) from Welp Hatchery, but i had to order 25. The only hatchery i could find that you could order fewer chicks was my pet chicken. do they have good chicks?
     
  2. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have wondered that myself
     
  3. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's where i got my flock they are very healthy I've had No issues great layers i got 24 hens and only 1 ended up a roo he is a silkie.I did order from them this year also. I'm Very happy with MPC [​IMG]
    Good Luck with your new chicks [​IMG]
     
  4. skav2407

    skav2407 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got mine from Cackle Hatchery. Very happy with the chicks and their minimum was 15. I got 5 RIR, 5 Polish and 5 Silkie. They shipped and extra Silkie though. They all survived the trip but I did lose 1 Silkie after they arrived. Still 3 weeks later now and the remaining 15 are all healthy and happy.
     
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  5. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really good to know. Do they hatch their own?
     
  6. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They get their birds form Meyer hatchery, which has a decent reputation for good quality for a hatchery. Not show quality, but not the obvious inbred, cross bred stuff some of the big boys pump out.


    I have 25 on order, Japanese bantams, barred rock and plymouth rocks. That variety should really show their quality across the board.
     
  7. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered from MPC last August. Very good service. I got exactly what I ordered, no packing peanuts, and the sexing was 100%. All alive and healthy, all laying now. I would DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone looking to order chicks.
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I've never ordered from MPC, but from what I understand is, they don't hatch chicks themselves, they buy from the bigger hatcheries and are like a middleman, so you don't really know what hatchery your birds will come from. They seemed really expensive to me, too - $10 for a sexed bantam pullet. [​IMG] I'd rather buy more and deal with the roos than pay that much.
     
  9. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:They're the only place that offers sexed bantams. I would much rather pay the extra then have to raise chicks for 6 weeks or more, get all attached, then have to rehome due to having roosters. They're not allowed in the city after all...I'm too much of a wuss to get rid of the boys!
     
  10. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered from them last year and I was very happy with my chickens and the service. I'm ordering from Ideal this year because they had more of the chicks that I want.

    I thought about Cackle but I didn't want to be required to choose 5 of each breed to make up the 15.
     

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