The best EE chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheNewMrsEvans, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    I know the ones from the hatcheries are mutts, but which hatchery has the healthiest and prettiest "Ameraucanas"? I like big beards and light colors...
    I'm going back and forth betwen Murray McMurray and Privett. Who has gotten them from these hatcheries? Were you happy with them? Pics!!!
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    I have 5 chicks that are 5 weeks old from mypetchicken (which I think actually came from Meyer hatchery). They all seem to be super healthy, all have muffs and beards. It is easy to tell each of them apart. 1 is black with gold spangles, 1 is very red, 3 are kinda standard tan, but have different markings (1 barred) and shades of color. All have willow legs and pea combs. I am very happy with them. All but 1 are super sweet and like to be cuddled. Hope that helps.
  3. Quote:This has been our experience too. I'm positive our three (one is an EE) My Pet Chicken girls were fulfilled by Meyer as well. All have been healthy and vigorous. The EE is by far the prettiest, she has partridge coloring, a pea comb, willow legs and both a muff and a beard:

    (she's molting right now, hence the raggedy look)

    Meyer generally gets rave reviews on BYC and they have their own small order program that's competitive with MPC's.

  4. I just bought some of that breed (chicks) from someone in my town and she said she got them from Cackle.
    Mine are a very pretty silver gray gray and the others she had were light brown-auburn looking.
    That is the only experience I have had with any hatchery. I got the rest from breeders.
    Hope you find what you are looking for.
  5. New2Peeps

    New2Peeps Songster

    May 11, 2008
    Mine came from Cackle via my local feed store. I put in a request for a variety of colors and they sent 20 pullets to choose from with all colors from light to dark chicks. They are very healthy and never had a problem. Of course I am planning to add another 6 or so in the spring and I will get EEs from them again.
  6. scarter

    scarter Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    I don't know if I'll ever order from McMurray again. We got 1/2 dead chicks and one of my two EE that did make it has a severe cranial disorder that makes her beak severely crooked. I wish I had known about that rubber band trick when she was tiny but for now we just make sure her feed bowl is deep so she can eat. Out of our two RIRs in case you wanted to know from them only one is RIR the other I've found out from you alls posts is another breed.

    We ordered 5 EE from our feed store and they get from Cackle but make sure that you don't really care about customer service from them before you order. They don't answer the phone. If you got the web site they say they are helping their customers but the phone is busy day and night no matter when you call. All I wanted was a certification so the kids could show their birds for 4-H and I could get a certified flock certificate. They were no help. REALLY poor customer service but nice healthy birds.

    So, far my best luck is from private breeders around me. Good Luck
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I'm going out to take a picture of my puffy cheeked EE from Ideal. I will post it here in a bit
  8. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    We have 5 EE's from McMurray. I love them all. My favorite is almost a buff color. I was very satisfied with my experience with Mcmurray and will order from them again.
    5 week old pics

    And here they are in the box as babies. I reiciened 10 and we sold 5. They were all marked so we knew which ones were the EE's
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Here is Maya my EE from Ideal Poultry. She is a VERY curious little girl.


  10. marymac

    marymac Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    Maya is a beautiful bird. I got 3 ee's from ideal 1 month ago, I think they are pretty. Here they are;



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