Reliable Hatcheries? /:

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MuggyMug, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. MuggyMug

    MuggyMug New Egg

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    I will be a first timer on raising chicks, and live in a residential area. Luckily my moms letting me order chicks in the spring :)
    I just wanted opinions on Hatcheries that are reliable on healthy chicks and so on.
    & Also I was only looking for 3 to 5 hens.


    Please and Thank You [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]

    So glad you found us. You came to the right place

    If you are only getting 3 to 5, I would suggest either a local feed store or MyPetChicken.

    GOOD LUCK and congrats on getting chickens!
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    welcome

    I agree that with that low of a number i would go with feed store chicks (they could probably tag an order for you on or get whatever breeds you wanted) or go to a sale or show or look around on here...one of has to be fairly close
     
  5. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MyPetChicken.com is great at sexing and shipping small numbers but the shipping is expensive. About $30 for small orders because they use the fastest method possible.

    Feed stores are not nearly as expensive but you could run into problems; The biggest one I noticed is that they will buy an 'assortment' pack and you don't really know what breed you're getting. You can make an educated guess but...
     
  6. MuggyMug

    MuggyMug New Egg

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    So glad I found the site. Would be at a loss if i hadnt, and also glad everyones super nice lol
    Thank you :)
     
  7. paceysgl5

    paceysgl5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your local farm store would be the cheapest but may not have them until April/May due to Easter being later (at least, ours are ordering for around then - ugh). So we ordered from Meyer and Cackle. Cackle has a 5 chick minimum, and Meyer has a 3 chick min. My Pet Chicken also seems great, my mom ordered from them. Good luck!
     
  8. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My personal favorite Hatchery is Murray McMurray!! This will be my second order from them and have had no problems with my new arrivals!
     
  9. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have one feed store that is getting chicks in February (I placed an order [​IMG] ) and the other ones like Big R and AgriFeed are getting chicks in March. It varies a lot by area, the only way to know is to ask.

    Also, getting onto craigslist and searching 'chickens' or 'chicks' could get you some nice results. It's how I found the store that's getting chicks in February.
     
  10. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can order as little as 3 chicks with mypetchicken. Ive personally never tried them. I use Ideal and have been satisfied with every single order. You do not have a minimum number of chick you have to buy as long as your total comes out to 25 dollars. Just a warning they add males for warmth. I had one order where I had males included for comfort the rest held their own. I sold the males very quickly.
     

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