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Three S Farm Not returning my Emails! Suggestions on another hatchery?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by High Mountain Chic, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting frustrated! I looked for a hatchery within driving distance of my town in colorado. I found Three S Farms and exchanged several emails with them. In order to reserve my chicks for a march hatching I was supposed to let them know by the end of February. Well I have sent several emails to them in the last week and they haven't responded yet. I wanted to make sure that they could sex their chicks being that in Leadville it is illegal to have roosters. Has anyone ordered from Three S Farms? Can anyone suggest other hatcheries that can work with a small order (I am only looking for 6 chicks)? My worry is that I live 3 hours from the nearest large city and shipping could be difficult! Any help would be great Thanks!
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    try mypetchicken.com They deal w/ small orders and will not include extra males as "packing peanuts" if you request that they not do so. They'll come to your local post office and you are supposed to pick them up at the PO.
    ETA: whomever you decide to use, make SURE , DOUBLE SURE, they put your ph. # on the OUTSIDE of the box so the PO can call you immediately upon the chicks' arrival.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  3. kevindean

    kevindean Out Of The Brooder

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    Meyer's Hatchery ships as few as three, good stock
     
  4. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:What kind of chicks are you looking for?
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Try to find thier phone # and give them a call.
     
  6. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to order Australorps & Buff Orpingtons as I have heard that they do well in the cold weather. Three S Farms offers both of these breeds. Are there any others that I should consider? Nice to see another chicken lover is CO.
     
  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's several of us coloradans. There's several here even that might have what you are looking for. How many do you want? do you care that we may have mixes? How far are you willing to travel? You may want to concider ideal hatchery as an option, (or another...watch the banner ads here at BYC). Good luck!!
     
  8. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have anything against cross breeds and am willing to drive around 3 hours or so to pick them up. I just need to make sure that they are all females (roos are illegal in leadville) and that they will be cold hardy as our winter is pretty long up here. I am looking for around 6 chicks... our legal limit is 10 and 6 is all I will be able to house while in a brooder
     
  9. Nancerina

    Nancerina Out Of The Brooder

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    High Mountain Chic:
    If it's any consolation, I have tried several times to contact Three S, even sending an email to ask if they're still in business...no response. Did you ever find a source in Colorado? I'm in Colorado Springs, and am looking to buy some pullets in mid-August, after I move to a place with more room & can expand. Right now, I have two RIR's & one Barred Rock. They're doing well, but I'm just scared of raising up babies!!
     
  10. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi ! ,
    Waltz's Ark is in Delta, Colorado. http://www.naturalark.com/poultryforsale.html
    They also sell started birds, I think. All their birds are naturally raised. Nice folk.
    They sell one to 4 week olds too! Buy the month old started birds. Problem solved!
    Best Regards,
    Karen in western A, USA
     

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