Ordered my Rainbow layers from Meyer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoneCowboy, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I ordered my rainbow layer packs from Meyer hatchery, and I'm kinda bummed. Their customer service was fantastic but my mix of birds is boring!! I ordered 100 birds and I was hoping for a little rainbow in the mix. Where are the green layers. A few more varities would have been nice too for 100 birds I'm not knocking Meyer, I'm just disappointed. [​IMG]

    25 White Leghorn
    50 Barred (Plymouth) Rocks
    5 Light Brown Leghorn
    10 Golden Laced Wyandotte
    10 Delaware
  2. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Wow! I'm sorry ...that is pretty disappointing, but you have somewhat of a "rainbow" of colors in the hens ..I suppose.

    Maybe if you contact the customer service folks, they will remedy it somehow ...free birds with your next order or a partial refund or something. I would definitely let them know you're not completely happy ...them being a business, they would probably like to know that, as well.

    Good Luck!
  3. Karlachix

    Karlachix Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    I'd be disappointed too!

    On the bright side, my GLW is beautiful. So you have that to look forward to.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with the breeds they sent you, but I'd be disappointed too. I think of Rainbow layers as being flashier (other than the GLW) and certainly some green/blue eggs layers in the mix. I guess that's why I never used to get the assortments....I always figured it was just the pullets they had left over when they filled the orders for that day. I'd contact them.
  5. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    Quote:You are exactly right it is the leftovers you get,that's why they are so cheap.If you really want a nice assortment your best bet is to pick them out your self.It may cost alittle more but you'll know what to expect.
    They all do it,it just helps clean up their inventory.
    A flock of 50 barred rock will look pretty awesome together though. Will
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Can I just say that I'm jealous that you have A HUNDRED chickens of any breed?

    How are you going to choose names for them all? [​IMG][​IMG]

    Seriously, though, contact their customer service and see if they can do anything for you.
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I'm not keeping them, I'm selling them. I've been contacted everyday from people who get my number from the feed store looking for chicks, so I decided heck, I'll just bring in a bunch and corrupt a whole bunch of people to this chicken adiction. [​IMG] But I was hoping for a little better mix myself. At the very least, each assortment should have at least a few tinted egg layers.
  8. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:This is something I've been considering doing, too.
  9. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    I think I already posted that I ordered this a few years ago and they send you what they have left over after filling their other orders.

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