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reviews on hoover's hatchery?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SilkieSanctuary, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. SilkieSanctuary

    SilkieSanctuary Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking about getting some silkies, lavender orpingtons, and silver laced wyandottes from hoover hatchery. I will be doing in store pick up. Thoughts on hoover hatcheries stock and health of birds?
     
  2. wcfinklized

    wcfinklized Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm awaiting mine from them.
     
  3. SaCollins

    SaCollins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, i bought meaties from them last year...all arrived healthy! I was pleased and would order from them again.
     
  4. Niamh

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    Hi! We ordered our chickens (first time chicken owners) last year from Hoover's Hatchery. Their minimum is 25.
    We decided to go with 10 White Leghorns, 10 Easter Egger/Americana and 5 RIR - got one RIR extra :)
    Their customer service is very nice and helpful.
    All chicks survived and looked very healthy. And they still are.
     
  5. wcfinklized

    wcfinklized Out Of The Brooder

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    Their min order now is 15 and free shipping
     
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  6. Niamh

    Niamh Out Of The Brooder

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    That's good to know. Thanks on the update.
    The temptation is getting bigger now [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. wcfinklized

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    Mine are due tmw from them I'll post pics and experience then
     
  8. Niamh

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    Yeah! That is exciting [​IMG]
    Im looking forward to
     
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  9. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you really want to know?

    I just received my chicks from Hoover's Hatchery, through Tractor Supply, yesterday (Thursday). When I went to the post office (10 minutes after they received them), there was no chirps or movement coming from the box. Even the post master was upset. When I got them home 5 minutes later, I discovered three DOA and the rest barely holding on. After working all morning & afternoon hand watering (Electrolytes) them, three more have passed. All in all, six of 11 chicks have died in the hours since receiving them. Come to find out, from a post somewhere here, they shipped them out during a blizzard. Unsurprisingly, I don't give them a high rating [​IMG].
     
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  10. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps


    Hope you have a lot more luck than I did. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Here are my first three girls: [​IMG]

    And, just in case you're wondering if I'm trolling. I really wish I were. [​IMG]
     
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