I have been doing research on Hatcheries, looking up all the websites, breeds offered, and prices and writing them down. Small-time hatcheries can be just as good or better then the major ones, but I have found the best chicks are likely to come from websites that work hard on providing good information, high-quality pictures, and have a high-quality website. These include: McMurray California Green Fire Farm Porter's Rare Breed Turkeys Ideal Purely Poultry Sand Hill Preservation (lacks photos but I read the book written by the owners) Meyer Strombergs Welp These all had eye-appealing website with obvious price markers, photographs to show what the breed will look like (often as both adults, chicks, and sometimes as a rooster and hen. Some even show egg coloration). They care about their customer service or they would not make such good websites, as I have seen plenty of hatcheries with poor pictures and difficult to use websites that were not appealing at all. They offer a variety of breeds and species and ship so often they must have an okay system and make their money back. I was wondering though, has anyone had bad experiences with these hatcheries?