Whelp or Meyer -- an opinions either way?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Denninmi, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any opinions on either of these two. Meyer is a little bit cheaper, but not by much, but closer to me (Ohio) than Whelp (Iowa).

    I don't know if "close" matters much, though, I think all of the priority mail gets taken to Memphis by Fedex to their hub and then sent back out. Not sure though.

    I am thinking about getting 50 for the week of August 22. Would be butchering mid-late October then. They would be little when its warm, and then bigger when its cooler.
     
  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with Meyer since they are closer to you. I did order ducklings from Welp, and I live in IN, and they were fine.
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used Meyer before. They have quality chicks, and I agree to get them at the closest hatchery.
     
  4. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never used Meyer but we always get our birds from Whelp. We've done very well with them both here at home(layers) and in 4-H(broilers). They were HUGE! We could have butchered at 5 1/2 weeks but had to wait until 8 weeks because of the fair.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Are you certain of what the total cost per chick will be? I think, but I am not certain, that Meyer charges shipping where Welp does not.
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Welp's cost includes shipping, most others don't. My Welp CX were great the last 3 orders.
     
  7. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have a minimum of 25 LF chicks, but have free shipping. I ordered Black and Red sexlinks from them for their eggs. Excellent costumer service by phone. When ever I emailed, never got a reply. I chose Welp because if their free shipping. I have never ordered from Meyer.
     
  8. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welp, just got mine today, plus 6 extras!!!!


    Chicken Girl
     
  9. ngamtnman

    ngamtnman Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 44 chicks earlier this year from Meyer and they're all doing great. I ordered my first batch of cornish x for august 22 and was planning on processing in mid ocotober also.
     
  10. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from both and they are both good. Welp does include shipping so I think they end up being a little cheaper in the end but both have great customer service.
     

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