Where do you order your meaties??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by doubleatraining, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A neighbor and I are looking at splitting an order of meaties. Where do you order yours from? We want to get 20-25
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Ours come from Welp.
     
  3. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get mine from Welp too.
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a firm believer it's best to get them from the hatchery that is closest to you. That is assuming they have quality chicks. Last year I switched to a hatchery less than 2 hours from me, and I have had very few chicks that arrive stressed or DOA. They ship Wednesday afternoon and I get them Thursday morning.

    Goodluck!
     
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get mine from Schlect Hatchery in Iowa. I've ordered from them twice and have been perfectly happy with their birds.
     
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered mine from Whelp. They ship this Wednesday, I'll let you know how they look. I believe their minimum order is 25
     
  8. QCFChicks

    QCFChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 50 from welp hatcherys all 58 arrived alive and healthy cannot be happier so far!
     
  9. FiascoFarmer

    FiascoFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    We used Meyer Hatchery for our last batch. All I can say is WOW!!! We produced HUGE healthy birds! Just butchered them a couple days ago and the meat is out if this world!!! Most moist and tender breast meat EVER!!

    As far as the birds go; no leg issues or heart attacks. Raised them to 8 1/2 weeks. I have to admit I felt bad for them at times cause they waddled around like a sumo wrestler with his legs cut off at the knee... was also very funny too. Very quiet and docile... except when I was bringing their food in morning! Stampede!!!! Haha!

    Feed them 12 hours on 13 off. Broiler crumbles and broiler max.
     
  10. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This. We have several hatcheries around here and I will drive to go get the chicks to avoid having them shipped and stressed. If you can't do that, I'd go with the closest hatchery.
     

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