So where do I order from...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by whitejerabias, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. whitejerabias

    whitejerabias Out Of The Brooder

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    ... if I only want a dozen, and a variety of breeds? I looked quickly at one of the hatcheries' websites and it seemed that I could only order chicks in 25 count orders. It also looked as if I wouldn't be able to pick and choose breeds. Is there anywhere I can order single chicks and choose the breeds.

    And of course this would be no good posting without telling you the breeds I want:
    Lakenvelder
    Sussex
    Wyandotte
    Easter Eggers
    Welsummer
    Faverolles
    Ameraucana
    Appenzeller Spitzhauben

    But I might only have picked those because that are preeeetty. I sort of forgot that I need docile and egg production. Whoops!
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    meyers hatchery or mypetchicken you can [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:x 2... I've ordered small numbers, with a variety of breeds from both of them.
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can order from Ideal with a $25 minimum, there is no minimum on chicks. If you only order a few, they will send you extra rooster chicks, but you can pay a little extra to have them not do that...I know My Pet Chicken is pretty expensive, I don't know if Ideal will come out any cheaper once you add in all the fees for small order/no extra roosters. They've got all those breeds though.
     
  5. johnson215

    johnson215 Out Of The Brooder

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    my pet chicken is the place i order smaller amounts. you will pay more for shipping because they express mail them if it's a small amount. i have some coming in march and may can't wait. i ordered faverolles, ancona, australorp, white and buff silkies, white sultan and spitzhauben.. they have a great selection...
     
  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pet Chicken ships you Meyer birds - go with Meyer and avoid the extra cost from MPC.

    I have had great success with shipping (early spring and late summer) from Meyer, no DOAs... great layers and healthy, lively birds.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:x 2... I've ordered small numbers, with a variety of breeds from both of them.

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  8. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:This is true, but MPC will sex bantams if that is what you are interested in.
     
  9. whitejerabias

    whitejerabias Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking on Meyers and MPC last night, luckily it is all coming out less expensive that I thought. Not knowing anything about chickens and costs I figured appx $5/chick. While you say these are the more pricey of the hatcheries, they are still coming out less than I'd budgeted for. So when I pick my flock I need to go through and match up the availability dates, right? What are the pros/cons to what time of year you get the chicks? I want to start raising them this spring, but some that I really want are not available until May (specifically Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, wow those are some pretty birds).

    Where on this forum do I go to ask questions about adding to an already established flock?
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

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    I oredered some blrw from meyers since i didnt see you could get them at mpc. I want to get my chicks when its not to cold. Thats why i chose april. Its a long wait but i want to make sure my chicks come nice and healthy. [​IMG]
    And i think you should ask in managing your flock area. [​IMG]
     

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