Number one best hatchery.

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by houndit, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I have seen other people ask this question but I wanted more answers. Which hatchery has the best service. and the best chicks. Also I would like to hear your stories about a hatchery that I do not want to go to.
    I would hate to order from a hatchery and find out to late that they are not a really good place.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    I got my meaties from Welp hatchery and everything was wonderful. I ordered 30 and they sent 32 and all were healthy and happy. They're 4 weeks old now and are monsters!
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have ordered from McMurray & Ideal. Ideal messed up my first order--was supposed to be standards & I received bantams. The second order, I only had one surviving bird of so-so quality. McMurrary--all of my brahmas arrived alive, although I did get 17 roos out of 25 birds and only three birds were decent quality...the rest were pet birds...From what I've heard, Stromberg & Welp have excellent birds and so does Cackle.

    I'm planning on a Stromberg order this spring if I can find someone to split it with me? They have show-bird breeder chicks available (they are pricey, but hopefully worth it).
  4. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    we got all of our 2008 birds from McMurray, they all arrived alive, and perky, adn even tho we ordered one of each of 14 different breeds, they got the whole order right! WOW! One baby later developed cross bill, and had to be euthanized, but they even offered to reimburse for that 4 weeks later. They did right by us, and I recommend them highly.!

    Good Luck.
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have gotten HUNDREDS,,, many,,, maybe over a thousand,, from ideal this year,, have had 4 deaths,, and maybe a handful that had some sort of problem,, i think their customer service is A-1 ,, with the #'s from my experience,, less then 20 problems/deaths outta that many are pretty good.
    all that said,, i just buy to resell,, and not really looking for GREAT quality birds,, as in for show, or like that. for the basic flock of a few egg layers,,, i think their in the top 3 ,, if not the very top [​IMG]
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Last year we had good luck with McMurray. [​IMG]
  7. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    I also have had good luck with McMurray!
  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    i would say either welp or mypetchicken
  9. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Depends where you are.........if you order close to home your chances increase.
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    I ordered from Ideal and I am very happy with what I got! [​IMG] They even sent me an extra silkie as a packing peanut [​IMG]

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