not a great experience with natures hatchery

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by sydney13, May 26, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered from natures hatchery a few weeks ago and then they said they would call in a few days when they shipped my chicks out. a week went by and i kept trying to cpontact them to ask if my order went out, but they were always busy. then finnaly they picked up and told me my order never shipped out because they cant ship the goose that i ordered with the chicks even though on the web site they say they could. so i had to get my gosling through ideal poultry and the chicks through natures hatchery. a few weeks later i got the chicks and they all seem healthy exept that one died in the mail. i ordered a silver laced cochin but the cochins they gave me are not silver laced and i dont even know if they are cochins. ive also heard that natures hatchery drop ships from ideal which would make sense because they are the 2 only hatcheries with the breeds i wanted. so how do they sell ideals chicks? do they buy the eggs from ideal poulry and then sell them when the hatch? And on the box it says the chicks are from privett hatchery, does natures hatchery not sell their own chicks?
     
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  2. 44later

    44later Out Of The Brooder

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    that's why i ordered from welp















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  3. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Supposed to send Barnevelders and Buckeyes to our local farm store and they backed out of it twice due to "not enough chicks hatching." They canceled the order from Nature's and weren't too happy with them. Only reason I know is because I pre-ordered from the store. No Barnies for me this year [​IMG]
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be wrong, But if I remember right Welp's Hatchery also drop ships chicks.
     
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  5. 44later

    44later Out Of The Brooder

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    what dose that mean drop ship [​IMG]
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it means that they sell chicks from other hatcheries
     
  7. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so who can we trust? [​IMG] I'd love to add to my flock but I want to order a small group (5) of bantam BOs...but now I am just flabbergasted [​IMG]
     
  8. 44later

    44later Out Of The Brooder

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    As long as there not mutts im all right with that
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  9. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most of your Bigger Hatchery's do not have Pure (there close) or Show quality Birds if you just want them for free range and eggs hatchery chicks are the way to go, if you are looking for Show Stock look for respectable Breeders, but Beware there also do a lot of leg work before you purchase.
     
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  10. Groundhighchickenguy

    Groundhighchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Most of your Bigger Hatchery's do not have Pure (there close) or Show quality Birds if you just want them for free range and eggs hatchery chicks are the way to go, if you are looking for Show Stock look for respectable Breeders, but Beware there also do a lot of leg work before you purchase.

    I agree, Thats why I've been keeping my eye on this Website that do background checks and stuff on breeders. I'm waiting on some Buttercups to pop up. [​IMG]..... Here's the link http://www.hpbaa.com/
     

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