Where is MPC? and Meyer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by StarLover21, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    Does anybody know where they are located? I want to know which was is closer. Also, can anybody post their experiancecs with these hatcheries?
  2. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2011
    New Hampshire
    well MPC has a Ct address, and that's why I ordered there ( close to NH) only to find out they ship from Ohio- It worked out for me I received my chicks the very next day and in great shape.
    I have had a very positive experience with MPC, My chicks are 9 weeks old and seem to be all pullets which is what I ordered. They did send me a Barred rock when I had ordered a dominique, and quickly refunded my $- good customer service, quick to respond to emails.
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    My first order from MPC really sucked. In my first order, I ordered two welsummers, two SLW, two BO, two JG, and two australorps.

    One of my welsummers arrived very weak, always crying, and looking pretty sad. I kept emailing MPC for help, but got little response (even though it says to contact them about weak chicks, and they can help), and eventually she died. Since it was past their 48hr arrive alive guarantee, they did not refund her or even acknowlege that she died. My other welsummer turned out to be a rooster.

    One of my australorps also died, but closer to seven to nine weeks. She never developed well, and was always very gangly looking. My other australorp turned out to be a rooster. Of my SLW, both turned out to be roosters. SO, out of ten chicks, eight lived, four turned out to be roosters. That left me with four pullets. That is less than HALF of what I ordered. At this point, I was so disheartened with MPC that I decided to cut my losses, get rid of my roosters, and just move on.

    I had already rehomed other birds before I learned I had so many roosters. Needless to say, I was supremely disappointed.

    So why do I love MPC? Well, I don't know what happened between that very first order and my consecutive orders, but because MPC was the only hatchery I knew of that did such small orders at the time, I ordered from them again. Man am I glad I did. I have since ordered four additional times from them, and have been pleased with every single order. They have been exceedingly acurate in sexing the chicks, and I have been very pleased with the quality of the birds I recieve. No, they are not show stock, but they aren't hideous either.

    Since that time, I have ordered 22 chicks over four orders, and have only recieved one that I suspect to be a rooster, and one I am still on the fence about. My other birds have been beautiful, and for the most part have had very good personalities. I lost my flock last year to a predator, and so I have started anew this year with mostly birds from MPC. This is my big girls at like 4.5 months fighting for mealworms.


  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Just got chicks from MPC and all were alive. And still are. There 9 months old today. I really like MPC.
  5. Athenzchick

    Athenzchick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    Athens Ohio
    Meyer is in Polk, Ohio about 1.5 hours north of Columbus. I picked my chicks up there in May. All are healthy, I've only lost one but that was my fault. I did end up with one rooster that I didn't want but they credited my for him. we ended up butchering him last week (he was really aggressive), but he was delicious!
  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    It should be noted that My Pet Chicken is a drop shipper of Meyer hatchery birds. Order from Meyer; you can get small shipments and they charge less for the chicks themselves.

    Edited to add: I have ordered from MPC (before I knew they were Meyer birds) twice and had great success with thriving chicks. There is bad blood in the Columbian Wyandotte supply and some chicks take months to feather out while others have straight combs. My 2.5yr-old barred rock girls are huge and starting to slow down in laying, but they laid like leghorns for a solid year and a half and are beautiful birds.

    No hatchery bird will be show quality, but if you're looking for small orders for a backyard flock, Meyer is the way to go.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I have 15 Columbian Wyandottes from Meyer (2010). 2 did not feather until late & are still on the smaller side, both are pullets. The rest are big beautiful birds. Straight combs in Wyandottes can happen, it is not just a problem with Meyer. I plan to order Welsumers for my new flock this year.

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