valley hatchery

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by dave3, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. dave3

    dave3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anybody know anything about this hatchery?
     
  2. ValleyHatchery

    ValleyHatchery Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Dave!

    We are a growing hatchery offering rare breeds and the awesome exhibition quality poultry! We would love to supply your next clutch of chicks!!! Feel free to checkout our site at www.valleyhatchery.com or give us a call at 1-855-295-8366 we are here Monday-Friday from 9a-5p EST!

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Have a great night,

    Santino
    Valley Hatchery
     
  3. DeborahSfbay

    DeborahSfbay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please read the policy about their sexing guarentee before you order.

    I ordered 20 welsummer pullets and received 6 cockerels. They only refunded the difference in price between the pullets and cockerels. There policy does state that they refund the difference. So I only got a 7.20 refund. They did not explain that on the phone when I ordered (lesson learned), The birds look to be of good quality still 75% accuracy with that policy does not seem like a good deal to me.


    Sexing policy

    "If we make a error, we do apologize and will make it right by crediting either your bank account or crediting your Valley Hatchery account for your next order the difference of the pullet and cockerel price."

    Welsummer Pullets are priced at $5.30 each.
    Welsummer Cockerels are priced at $4.10 each.
    Leaving a $1.20 difference.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a standard hatchery policy.

    I do wish they would put pictures of their actual birds on their site instead of stock photos.
     
  5. DeborahSfbay

    DeborahSfbay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first time I asked for a refund for roosters... Of course I'd get the occasional roo in my orders but that's to be expected. 6 out of 20 was only 75% which is way I asked. I did ask for replacement pullets but they declined. I checked with Mypetchicken, Crackle, and Meyers hatchery and all three offered replacements or a full refund if they made a mistake sexing their birds.

    Lesson learned... I like to support smaller hatcheries but I guess the larger ones offer better guarentee on sexing :-(

    Deborah
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Meyer will refund to a point. For errors exceeding their guarantee they will only refund the difference in price. So in your case you would have been refunded for 2 of the cockerels, but not the other 4.

    I do agree 75% accuracy is bad, with a breed that I think in some cases you can sex by the head stripes.
     
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  7. collie1470

    collie1470 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm late, but I saw on their website they don't cull male chicks, which is kind of nice. Though I do imagine they must have grief placing that many cockerels.
     
  8. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I am late to this thread, but I had a great experience with Valley Hatchery. I ordered three buff Orpington pullets, but when they arrived, the post office could not reach me---- so they contacted Valley Hatchery, and the owner called me on my cell to tell me the post office was trying to reach me.

    I was very grateful to the P.O., but also to Valley Hatchery for going the extra mile to find me. And the chicks are gorgeous, with super sweet personalities. So, I am giving this hatchery a big thumbs up.
     
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