What's a good reputable hatchery that you've had a good experiance w/?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fushalilly, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to order some chicks, eggs, or started pullets to be shipped to me here in rhode island. What is a good hatchery to do that through?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you looking for anything specific? Just barnyard variety or do you plan on breeding or showing?

    This information would really help in making recommendations.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I used meyer hatchery and only got 8 birds and I am very satisfied O% loss from day of shipment - present day.

    Henry
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cackle Hatchery...and Mt.healthy
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  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is simply da best!!!!!!!
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go with Meyer, and they are a sponsor. [​IMG]
     
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a wonderful experience with meyer also. used their small order service, ordered 7 pullets, got 8 and the extra was of same gender and breed as one of the breeds in the order.

    They are happy healthy laying machines now! they are the grown up girls you can see on the chickNcam running in the larger pen.
     
  8. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To help you answer, I am looking for some GREAT layers. A small flock of only about 6 or 5 hens, and one roo.
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So production RIR, Leghorns, or Rocks are the most likely candidates unless you are considering sexlinks. BTW sexlinks do not breed true and do not usually have the laying abilities of the parent stock.

    For that all the above, the suggestions for hatcheries are are viable. IMHO
     
  10. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an order from Cackle yesterday morning. I ordered 105 and received 108 They are all big, healthy chicks. There isn't a single weak one in the bunch.

    www.cacklehatchery.com

    They have a great catalog with real pictures of breeds, not drawings.
     
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