Ordered eggs from Schlecht Hatchey - anyone dealt with them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcuscarr, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered two dozen Barred Rock eggs from Schlecht Hatchery to be shipped on January 21st. The bator is finished and stable with 64% humidity.

    Do I need to get that humidity down to around 50%?

    Has anyone dealt with Schlecht hatchery before?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Never heard of them, sorry.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Never heard of them but to get humidity down, increase the vent holes and circulation.
     
  4. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops, lol, maybe I should drill the vent holes. =]

    The box is sealed right now. Drilling holes tonight.
     
  5. AprilAWZ

    AprilAWZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm considering them for ducks and geese. I thought about getting a few barred rocks from them, but I was thrown a bit by their description of the birds. If I remember correctly, they said something about BRs being about 5.5lbs at maturity. Sooo, I wasn't sure if they just had goofy information, or if their strain was actually this small. But anyway, I decided to pass on the BRs. However, other than this, I really have no experience with them. I do like that they seem to be a family owned and run hatchery that breeds their own birds, and while they have a fixed $15 s&h charge, their prices are hard to beat.
     
  6. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I paid $12 for 2 dozen eggs, plus $12 for shipping. Maybe they reduced the price of shipping?

    Marcus
     
  7. AprilAWZ

    AprilAWZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I was referring to live chicks...sorry!
     
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I ordered some ducks and a bantam assortment from them last year. Ducks were great, I was ok with the bantams, they just weren't an "assortment" lol
     
  9. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol
     
  10. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're out of Iowa and looking at their prices they are much cheaper than other hatcheries. www.schlechthatchery.com

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