Suggested websites for buying new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aggie2013, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. aggie2013

    aggie2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I had a really bad incident last week and I lost 95% of my flock. I am looking to replace them these next few months. What online retailer would you suggest? I want barred rocks, rhode island reds, and light brahmas.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I've never ordered online before but my friends have really liked Meyer hatchery. You could also try cackle hatchery or ideal poultry.
     
  3. TroyerSis

    TroyerSis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, we got our flock from Meyer Hatchery and are very satisfied.
     
  4. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did a lot of research and put in my order with Meyer, they do not come until April though so I cannot really say....


    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My Pet Chicken has those breeds. They are the only hatchery I use.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    MPC is a drop shipper, they act as a middle man, getting their chicks from other hatcheries. I'd try one of the hatcheries that actually hatches chicks on site, but that's just my opinion. I've tried Murray McMurray. Not exactly sure how much of a good reference I'd give there. Mixed opinions. Trying Cackle this spring. Their prices and selection are better than M Mc.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My Pet Chicken shares space with Meyers. They don't drop ship. Alex at @MyPetChicken is a member here.
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I guess I stand corrected. My apologies.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    No apologies necessary. I believe they are the same birds as Meyers sells. Either way I love their website and customer service.
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    I've really liked my birds from Cackle, and had good experiences with MMcM also. It will depend on your breed choices, and then the postal services that week. Mary
     

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