What hatchery is best?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by minicows13, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. minicows13

    minicows13 Hatching

    Jun 15, 2008
    I want to order some new chicks and I am not sure which hatchery I should choose. I have ordered from Mcmurray, but seeing as I have too many chickens I dont want to order 25 more.
    I have heard some preety bad things about Randall Burkey Company and have also heard that some people who have ordered from Mt. Pleasant have had shipments that ended in death. Also when I looked on Mt. Pleast they did not have the breed of cochin I was looking for.
    The birds I am thinking of ordering are the Sultan Bantam and the Birchen Cochin Bantam.

    Any suggestions?

  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    my best experience is MM mcmurray (SP?)
  3. professor-yellow

    professor-yellow Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Buy from a hatchery that is closest to you and who has your desired breed. Time in transport makes a huge difference. Best to buy where you will pick them up next day from shipping.

    There is a thread here somewhere that polls members on where they purchased, how many, losses and satisfaction.

    Lots of information.

    Do a search.

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