started pullets from cackle hatchery?

sunshine ducky

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Hi everyone,
I was thinking of buying started pullets from Cackle Hatchery. I was just wondering if anyone bought started pullets from them and how the experience was. Thank you, any advice is much appreciated!
 

nuthatched

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I've bought started Pullets before, though not from a hatchery, a lady we knew would be a couple hundred straight run and raise them to sell started.
In my experience , they were always a bit skittish except for a few. I probably wouldn't do it again, at least I wouldn't look for started Pullets, if I was offered some then sure! for the price of 2 started pullets, I could get 10 chicks, plus theres shipping to consider unless you can pick them up.
 

Acre4Me

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Generally I’ve heard good things about started pullets. You get them and pretty soon they start to lay! And they are for sure girls. I don’t have first hand knowledge of cackles, but they are a well regarded hatchery.

the biggest issue is shipping cost. Are you planning to pick them up or have them shipped?
 

sunshine ducky

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Generally I’ve heard good things about started pullets. You get them and pretty soon they start to lay! And they are for sure girls. I don’t have first hand knowledge of cackles, but they are a well regarded hatchery.

the biggest issue is shipping cost. Are you planning to pick them up or have them shipped?
thanks for the advice, I actually bought one black australorp pullet today. Shipping is $80 and the hen itself is $30 so the price is quite hefty. I should be getting her early December. I hope this works out well! I've never bought started pullets before.
 

Allthefloofs

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We purchased started pullets from Murray McMurray. They came to us about 15/16 weeks based on how they looked and when they laid. They are healthy, relatively friendly and not aggressive, though not very cuddly. We ordered a Delaware, and a Buff Orpington. We would do it again.
 

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