, should we get chicks from them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dapplepony, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Hello! Just wondering, has anyone gotten chicks from We're thinking about getting four blue orps, so that we get three, (to replace lost hens. RIP Daisy, Scout, and Zoe.) and our friend Christie has been wanting one. Also, they currently have only hatching eggs, so we might have to check elsewhere.

    Any comments?
  2. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    I may be wrong, but I think Meyer hatchery supplies my pet chicken. Check into what they offer. I have ordered from them in the past and been very pleased with their service and health of the chicks. If it matters they are located in northern Ohio. Again, I could be wrong.
  3. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Hmmm. Little worried if they're that far. We're in NV.
  4. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Shoot. Just saw what a blue magpie duck looks like....We may be getting some of those now.....If mom can be persuaded.....*evil grin*
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  5. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I ordered five chicks from MPC a couple months ago and received them three weeks ago. I was very pleased by all of my interactions with them, as well as with the quality of the chicks themselves. I'm in Seattle and we were struck by a snowstorm the week my babies shipped so unfortunately they were on the road in very cold conditions for three days. One of them died as a result. MPC was more than kind and promptly reimbursed me, even though I didn't ask for that.

    I would strongly recommend MPC.
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 3, 2012
    I ordered my chicks from mypetchicken, they arrived 5 weeks ago. We ordered 12 chicks in Jan and they were hatched mon feb 27th and i received the call from the post office wed feb 29th at 630am. I picked them up quickly so I could get them home to the warm heat lamp. They all arrived alive healthy and chirping and are turning out to be fantastic little chickens. I would order from them again.

    When they ship the chicks to you they will put a heat pack and a gel food source for them to eat in the box with them.
  7. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    I ordered my 16 from MPC. Costumer service was excellent. I called them to make some changes and it all went off without a hitch. I received 16 very FAT healthy Orpingtons and Australorps. I live in central Texas and they came in on the third day, so they had 2 days of travel. MPC acts as a broker using many different hatcheries as well as their own. This is why you see such a large variety of birds. I didn't hear this from MPC itself, just heard it through the grapevine. But my experience was quite pleasant and I would recommend them highly. Now the cost of all their chicken "Accessories" are through the roof and I would recommend shopping around before ordering any of that stuff.
  8. proxieme

    proxieme Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2012
    We just got 2 EEs and 2 Welsumers from them.
    I can't speak to larger orders, but they were wonderful with our smaller one.

    Here they are upon arrival (still in their box):

    I had to call to change my shipping number (for PO notification). Their response was prompt and, well, they got it done - the PO had the right number this morning [​IMG]
  9. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

    Apr 7, 2011
    Western NY
    My Coop
    You know, I thought the same way-- I was afraid to order from hatcheries that are farther away from me. So I ordered from the closest one, and it took three days instead of one.
    When a hatchery is far from you, and you order express shipping, the chicks get put right on a plane that day and flown to your nearest hub. Sometimes shipping this way can be faster instead of slower! If you are concerned, I bet you could write to them and they could tell you average transit time to your location. Best wishes!!
  10. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Wow! Thanks everyone. We'll probably be ordering from them if we can find a 'bator. (I can't make any promises, as I am not the person making this decision.....)

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