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what is the best hatchery for cornish cross

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by redneck4life27, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. redneck4life27

    redneck4life27 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2012
    Northern ny
    Im looking for a good hatchery to order any recomendations are appriciated. Looking for a good price and good survival rate. Im looking at getting 25 now and 25 in the summer that should help me make it through the whole year for chicken.
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    We usually get them from Mt. Healthy. They've gotten me best market chicken before at fair. They always get high scores too. Generally not too many die from not having strong enough legs.
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    We get ours from Welp. We've had literally thousands of meaties from them.
  4. anorwood

    anorwood Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2013
    We ordered from Myers (not Meyers) hatchery in Pennsylvania. Ordered 35 chicks and they sent 38. All very healthy, haven't lost a one. They were mailed on Monday and arrived in our VA post office by 8:30 AM Tuesday. Very nice and helpful on the phone.
  5. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2011
    I used Dunlap Hatchery in Caldwell, ID. I would suggest looking for a hatchery that is close to you too. Shipping isnt always easy on them and the shorter time they are in transit, the better. We did not lose any of our chicks, and we ordered cornish cross and their red broilers. I plan on ordering from them again.
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    We have gotten ours from Meyer hatchery in Polk Oh for 13 yrs now. We have always had great results from their birds. :clap
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    You'll have to ask me in a couple of months. I have 20 from Mt. Healthy in the brooder now, and will pick up 15 from Meyer in Polk, Ohio on April 24th. I'll have a good comparison!

    I am nervous about my Mt. Healthy birds because I know they had a salmonella problem in 2012 that I hope they've fixed by now. But they were discounted to $1 each at TSC, and I couldn't resist them at that price. So far all are healthy and strong. They are about three weeks old right now.

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