What Hatchery is the best?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Chiko, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I'm Ordering some ducklings for the first time but don't know which one is more cheap or reliable [​IMG] I've heard that Cackle and Mcmurray are the best but that was from one person and I want to get more opinions thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    493
    14
    151
    Dec 14, 2008
    probably for ducks www.metzerfarms.com or mcmurray. they seem to have sexed ducks and good stock! [​IMG]
     
  3. brahmapapa

    brahmapapa Chillin' With My Peeps

    While i have purchased from macmurry extensively i have had my best luck as far as waterfoul go with metzerfarm.
     
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    963
    5
    141
    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I ordered from Marti poultry last year, 80 chicks. All arrived alive, lost 3 over 2 weeks. I was very satisfied and will order from them again in the future. Love their Missouri super egg machines #365!

    This year I will order some from Ideal because they have all the breeds I am interested in. It will be my 1st order from them.

    Good luck in your search.

    I think they sell ducks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,005
    443
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    Quote:If you are going for top of the line ducks and you are show them then go with Holderread hands down the best waterfowl. http://www.holderreadfarm.com/
    If
    you just want ducks go with Cackle.

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  7. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

    618
    1
    129
    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    I always order from McMurray hatchery for chickens but when I had ducks I ordered from Metzer Farms.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  8. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    742
    0
    119
    Jun 25, 2010
    Minnesota
    Metzer farm was great last August when I ordered 30 ducklings 31 arrived alive and well.
     
  9. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,266
    11
    173
    Jan 14, 2011
    Harrisville, MI
    For chickens I like Ideal Poultry, looking at a couple others for show quality , but for good hatchery chickens I have done well with Ideal.
     
  10. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    367
    4
    111
    Dec 18, 2010
    Ringgold
    I always get chicks from McMurrey, though have gotten guinea fowl from Cackle Hatchery with no problems.

    Does anybody know anything about Purely Poultry? Has anybody gotten chicks from them before with success?

    *Edited for spelling.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by