Pre-ordering for spring chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skunknchatter, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you guys order your chicks from? I can get some locally from feed stores but they don't always have what I want. I just need a small number so somewhere without a minimum would be nice. Also I'm into humane/organic farming when possible so any hatcheries you know of that fit the guide lines?
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I oredered 9 from mpc that are coming in spring Of the breeds i want. Meyers is another good place.
     
  3. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 9 chicks from Meyer that will be coming in April. Their minimum chick order is 3.
     
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered 6 from mpc,its the only hatchery i use.
     
  5. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pet chicken isn't a hatchery, they are a drop shipper of chicks, they send chicks from Meyer. MPC tends to have higher prices per chick. I compared the chicks I wanted to order between Meyer and MPC and Meyer has cheaper chick prices and a little higher cost for shipping. and MPC is the opposite. For what I wanted it worked out that Meyer was about $5 less.
     
  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:What are Meyers minimums? Just curious.
     
  7. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What are Meyers minimums? Just curious.

    Their minimum for chicks is 3.
     
  8. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have opened our website for spring ordering, but do carry a minimum of 15 just because chicks fare better in transit with the added warmth. There is no minimum per breed however and we have several to choose from. We are humane and do not kill, but raise any extra chicks that we have. We usually do well though and unless I purposely set a hatch back, I usually don't have any extra chickens left over a few months old except for maybe a couple of roosters, but still thus far they have always found a home. Good luck in your search and happy new year!
     
  9. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:What are Meyers minimums? Just curious.

    Their minimum for chicks is 3.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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