What breeder/hatchery is best?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by KauAnnie, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to buy 5 more chicks to go along with my 2 silkies and EE but I dont know what online place to order from and before making a mistake Id like to ask you guys.

    I want to order online because its cheaper. . . so I think haha [​IMG] Is it cheaper? I live in Hawaii, so would I get charged a whole lot extra for shipping and fees?

    Also, Im afraid to open a box up of dead chicks or in a few weeks have a chick pass. Plus, my younger brother wouldnt be too happy to see that either (he cried when I ate a chicken quesidilla, very sensitive. Maybe because hes 7?)

    So any success? Failures? Thank you so much!!

    Our local breeders have chicks ranging from $5-$25 per chick. Ive really looked at the $5 places and I am not too interested in their breeds(i.e. leghorns because they are "aggressive".)

    Thanks again [​IMG]
     
  2. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the meyer hatchery is a really good place to order from i order some black australorps from them and they are doing excellent
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Cackle Hatchery in Missouri.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

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    I love Cackle
    all the birds I have gotten from them have been very healthy and alert right out of the box
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Seeing as how you're in Hawaii, I'd look locally.
     
  6. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bought all my birds locally and I am so pleased I didn't order from a hatchery. Just because I can go look at the birds and see what I'm getting and not have to wait (maybe I'm a little impatient).

    Not to say anything bad about the hatcheries.
     
  7. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Leghorns arent really aggressive. Thats like saying that all blonde people are stupid! Every bird, just like every person, has its own personality. I had a leghorn who would hop on my shoulder and snuggle, and another who runs from me when i come within 10 feet.
     
  9. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats true, thank you.
     
  10. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn pullet is the friendliest chick in my whole bunch. she is the only one who will let me hold her and eats out of my hand. I buy all of my chicks locally too because I like to let the kids pick them out.
     

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