I have a big poultry project planned in 6-8 years. It contains 50 hens, 5 roosters, 27 ducks, 9 drakes, 6 geese, and 6 ganders. Needless to say, that's a lot of birds. I could easily get that many birds at a decent price from a good hatchery. The problem was the breeds I wanted. Here's the list of the ones I'm planning to get. My Future Poultry Number and Breeds Chickens Total Number: 50 hens, 5 Roos Breeds Buff Orpington Hen 10 Black Australorp Hen 3 Golden Laced Wyandotte Hen 2 Silver Laced Wyandotte Hen 2 Rhode Island Red Hen 2 New Hampshire Hen 3 Easter Egger Hen 2 Blue Cochin Hen 2 Barred Plymouth Rock Hen 2 White Leghorn Hen 2 Partridge Plymouth Rock Hen 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Hen 2 Speckled Sussex Hen 2 White Jersey Giant Hen 2 White Orpington Hen 2 Black Jersey Giant Hen 2 Delaware Hen 2 Buckeye Hen 2 Welsummer Hen 2 Buff Wyandotte Hen 1 Buff Plymouth Rock Hen 1 Buff Orpington Rooster 1 New Hampshire Rooster 1 Rhode Island Red Rooster 1 Delaware Rooster 1 Black Jersey Giant Rooster 1 Ducks Total Number: 27 Ducks, 9 Drakes (Approximately) Breeds Buff Orpington Drake 1 Buff Orpington Duck 1 Khaki Campbell Drake 1 Khaki Campbell Duck 1 Rouen Drake 1 Rouen Duck 1 Welsh Harlequin Drake 1 Welsh Harlequin Duck 1 Tri-Color Ancona Drake 1 Tri-Color Ancona Duck 1 French White Muscovy Drake 1 French White Muscovy Duck 1 Assorted Muscovy Drake 3 Assorted Muscovy Duck 3 Pekin Duck 2 Blue Swedish Duck 2 Black Swedish Duck 2 Cayuga Duck 2 Fawn & White Runner Duck 2 Chocolate Runner Duck 2 Blue Runner Duck 2 Black Runner Duck 2 Silver Appleyard Duck 2 Geese Total Number: 6 Geese, 6 Ganders (approximately) Breeds Sebastopol Gander 1 Sebastopol Goose 1 Buff Gander 1 Buff Goose 1 African Gander 1 African Goose 1 Tufted Toulouse Gander 1 Tufted Toulouse Goose 1 Canada Geese (Straight Run) 4 Sorry it looks so messy, it looks nicer on Microsoft Word. Either way you can see the diversity. I'm going to list the hatcheries that have the breeds I want. The grand total of this project is approximately $1008.62. I'm also going to tell you all the hatcheries that I'm getting it from (feel free to change my mind). These hatcheries have these qualities that I'm looking for: Good reviews, good selection, and good-decent pricing. Now here are those hatcheries, and I'll list what I'm planning to spend there. Price Chickens Hatchery 15 chickens- $71.75 www.purelypoultry.com 15 chickens (Includes roosters)- $63.27 www.mcmurrayhatchery.com 25 chickens-$92.00 www.idealpoultry.com Total Chickens: 55- $227.02 Ducks and Geese (Shipping Together) Hatchery 24 ducks, 4 geese- $375.60 www.metzerfarms.com 4 geese (Canada) $220.00 www.purelypoultry.com 6 Muscovy Ducks- $57.00 www.purelypoultry.com 6 ducks- $129.00 www.celticoaks.com Total Ducks and Geese: 36 ducks, 12 geese: $781.60 Grand Total: $1008.62 p.s. None of this is confirmed yet just to tell you. And the price isn't even reflecting how much I'll have to spend on a chicken coop, duck coop (african geese will be in here to protect them), Muscovy duck coop, and separate pens for my pairs of Buff, Sebastopol, Canada, and Tufted Toulouse geese.