What hatchery is the best?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickiebean85, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. chickiebean85

    chickiebean85 Songster

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    Planning on ordering from a hatchery and from everybody's opinion which one is the best. Survival rate, most accurate sexing, healthiest birds ect.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    You are going to get all kinds of answers based on all kinds of things. I recommend going with the hatchery that is closest to you, and has what you are looking for. Most big hatcheries have been in business a long time because people are mostly satisfied. That being said I personally like and use My Pet Chicken exclusively. So check them all out. Many are sold out this time of year, but some will still have the more common breeds available.
     
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  3. Mnop

    Mnop In the Brooder

    I've ordered from My Pet Chicken 4-5 times. We live in Southern California and usually order 10 or more chicks. We have never had an error in sexing. So far MPC has a 100% accurate sexing record with us. We did have a chick that died a few days after it arrived. We called customer service and they asked that we send them a picture of the chick and they credited our account for our next order.
     
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  4. Chevalia's feathered farm

    Chevalia's feathered farm Chirping

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    I love Purely Poultry, they ship really well, really good on sexing their poultry, and my ducks came safe and sound every time.
     
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  5. chickiebean85

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    We have a place called Al's Quackery but I want a well known one with a good reputation. I don't know much about Al's Quackery.
     
  6. Chevalia's feathered farm

    Chevalia's feathered farm Chirping

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    I haven't order from Al's Quackery before. Purely poultry in my opinion is a good one. I really like their staff and they were very nice and easy to work with me. :)
     
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  7. chickiebean85

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    Thank you Chevalia's feathered farm ☺
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Well, Al's does ducks and geese. Are you ordering waterfowl or chicks?
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I'd recommend Ideal Hatchery....but that's only because I use them because they are close to me. The less shipping time the better.
     
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  10. chickiebean85

    chickiebean85 Songster

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    Keesmom yes ducks but looking for Buffs and he doesn't have that breed. He only has a few duck breeds to pick from. I really like Buffs and Ancona's but not sure which is better I love the looks of both, lol
     

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