Where do you order your chicks from?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maidenwolfx80, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am ordering from ideal poultry. This is my first time ever ordering from a hatchery and have no clue what to expect. What are your experiences with ordering from ideal or other hatcherys?
     
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    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Tx. and ordered Easter Eggers from them a little over 2 years ago... all arrived healthy & happy...~Charm1704
     
  3. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful. I ordered a small order of 10 hopefully they do not add any roos I have too many already.
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from :
    Townline Hatchery - Very happy with them, their customer service is awesome. Townline is the only licensed hatchery of ISA Brown chickens in the US. They are located in Zeeland, Michigan.
    Meyer Hatchery - Very happy with this order too, but they could use some work on their customer service. If you love a variety of breeds to pick from, you'll LOVE their selection, it's huge. They are located in Polk, Ohio.
     
  5. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really thought ideal poultry had a good selection and this time a year alot of hatcheries are stuck with productions and run of the mill breeds so I thought that being able to get the breeds that I wanted this time of year and for $40 it was an excellent find. Now teh journey with this company is far from over, when my chicks arrive if all goes well and all chicks survive I will order from them again if not I hear meyer is good[​IMG]
     
  6. debir1966

    debir1966 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from Ideal 3 times now and have been super pleased each time. We had one DOA on the first order and they were going to credit me but I asked if they could just stick in a replacement with my next order and they said sure! Their customer service rocks, they are super nice and even when I ordered a "Surprise Special" the lady offered to change one of them because I had also ordered that breed separately.
    Chicks have been healthy and happy and do well. Other than the one DOA we have not lost a chick. I got my last (3rd) order today of 15 cornish rocks and we had 16 in the box! The other two orders were in the summer, so no extra packing peanuts.
    I will be ordering from them next year as well for most of my chickens, I just need to find someone with a few of the other breeds I want that Ideal does not carry, but I will be getting most of my birds from Ideal.
    I am in Idaho and they arrive in 2 days (shipped Tuesday - a day early by the way! - and arrived today. The other batches were shipped on Wednesday and arrived on Friday).
     
  7. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow sounds great. The days are passing ever so slowly.. lol I ordered 10 pullets, so a small order. 2 of each,,,, Black Australorp, Black Langshan, dark brahma, RIR, silver laced wyandotte. All new breeds to me except the RIR. I was so happy to find all the ones I wanted this time a year.. I do feel more confident now that they will make it here fine.
     
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    AwallRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better call them and tell them that you don't won't extra roos, cause the will add them to your order for company an warmth for the birds that you ordered,[​IMG] I ordered 4 pullets, an 1 roo from them, an they said since the order was small they would have to add 6 more roos ,but I could buy insurence for a couple bucks an they would not add the extra, ( I also think it's a way to get rid of the roos ,cause nobody want's them), lol,[​IMG] so i got the insurence, an all 6 arrived safe an alive, and are 10 weeks old now an growing like weeds!!! Ideal is AWSOME>>!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at that, I was going to get insurance but if they need the extra warmth to increase chance of survival I can always ,, if I find it in my animal loving heart, ,, cull the extra roos for freezer. So you ordered 5 and still got extra? So since I have 10 in my order I will get 2 extra? Maybe that is not good...
     
  10. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok updated,,, I just got off the phone with Ideal and I added insurance and a grogel packet,, super nice lady and was happy to help.. [​IMG]
     

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