Only 3 or 4 chicks/hens wanted - Meyer Hatchery Smal Order Program

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Montana-Hens, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be my 1st time with chicks.

    I only want 3 or 4 hens and am looking at the Meyer Hatchery Small Order Program. Pricey, but can order what I want,

    I live in SW Montana and have been told that the local feed store orders just a bunch of straight run...my luck I'd get mostly roos and have to figure out a way to get rid of them.

    Any thoughts from folks who have done small orders; is this the way to go, or do I hold off and hope to find a regional show and buy a few ladies that way.
     
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I have never ordered a small order but I have ordered from meyer. I really love them, good company. They have great chicks. Their sexing is awesome, they claim 90% but with two of my orders they were at 100%. They extra chick though were rare roos and I sold those ones easily enough.
    By the way welcome!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2008
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I ordered three chicks last year, and they are just starting to lay! My concern would be cold stress killing them. you might want to wait
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I agree..... if you only want to get 3 wait until it warms up in late spring to get them.
     

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