What hatchery did you use?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by JenniferJoIN, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been working on putting together some hatchery pages. There would be a main hatchery page where it tells the basics (location, breeds of chickens, etc) and I want to do a "BYC Members Feedback" page on our experiences with the hatcheries. I think this could help the new people (and the regulars too!) decide where to get their chicks!

    So, if you want to have your opinion about a hatchery you've used, submit it here, in this format:

    Hatchery/Farm:
    Date chicks received:
    What you ordered:
    Positive Feedback:
    Negative Feedback:
    Other info:
    Will you order from them again?

    I would take the experiences from other threads, but I don't want to post people's opinions without their consent!

    Any hatchery is okay!

    Edited to add: Feel free to put all the hatcheries you've used! The more the merrier!
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2007
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've always had good luck with Murray McMurray Hatchery.

    Many times over the years.

    Yes, I will order from them again.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2007
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Hatchery/Farm: Ideal Poultry
    Date chicks received: June 1 2007
    What you ordered: La Fleche, EE's, Yokohamas, Turkens, ducks
    Positive Feedback: Birds arrived healthy and in great condition
    Negative Feedback:none. [​IMG]
    Other info: No packing peanuts.
    Will you order from them again? YES

    Hatchery/Farm: MM
    Date chicks received:May 06
    What you ordered: SLW, SSH, Lakenvelders, Phoenix, Australorp, WFBS, Red Caps, Japs, BSL, Polish
    Positive Feedback: Good variety
    Negative Feedback: sick chicks, lots of pasty butts.
    Other info: Lots of extra's, all roos. Free rare breed was a WLRC roo.
    Will you order from them again? Not likely

    Hatchery/Farm: MM
    Date chicks received: May 05
    What you ordered: Barred rocks, BSL
    Positive Feedback:Good Variety
    Negative Feedback: pasty butts.
    Other info: Lots of boys
    Will you order from them again? Not likely

    Hatchery/Farm: MM
    Date chicks received: June 02
    What you ordered: BSL, Japs
    Positive Feedback: Good variety
    Negative Feedback: Most of the Japs died
    Other info:
    Will you order from them again? Not likely

    Hatchery/Farm:
    Date chicks received: May 05
    What you ordered: Turkeys, Silkies, ducks, Japs, D'Uccles, lots of other stuff I don't remember
    Positive Feedback: Great customer service!
    Negative Feedback: NONE
    Other info: These chicks were DOA [​IMG] as were many shipments to the east coast. USPS had either roasted or froze them.
    Will you order from them again? Maybe
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Meyer hatchery
    July/ 07
    Meat birds (cornish X), buff brahma bantam cochins, barred rock bantam cochins, beautiful birds
    All healthy, Produced very meaty birds
    No negative feedback
    yes I will order from them again.
     
  5. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

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    Feb 07
    mixed pullets/ one roo out of 25
    all healthy
    nothing negative
    will order from them again
     
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to everyone so far!

    Angie, you've got quite a memory to go back years!!
     
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:Unfortunately for my DH, I do have a great memory. [​IMG]
     
  8. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used add in newspaper
    may 07
    EE's and keets
    possitive: all still with me(except the keet that decided it didn't want to go back in coop, found feathers next morning) and healthy
    negative: 6 of 9 are roos(what happened to 50/50)
    will use again if puts another add in paper
     
  10. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatchery/farm: Privett Hatchery
    Date chicks Received: 6/20/07
    What I ordered: 5 Ameraucana, 5 silver laced cochin, 5 light brahma, 5 black dutch bantam
    Positive feedback: All babies came healthy and happy
    Negative feedback: I asked for all pullets and out of the 5 bantams I got 4 roos
    Other Info: the box babies came in was nice clean and had plenty of litter, they had it divided so the bantams were on thier own side - very nice
    Will I order from them again: I think so , but only if I need another 20-25 chicks LOL
     

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