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Where should I order my chicks from?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by feelyweely, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Murray McMurray

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  2. My Pet Chicken

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  3. Meyer Hatchery

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  4. Other (please comment answer)

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  1. feelyweely

    feelyweely Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure where to order my chicks from. I do not want them to trim beaks or vaccinate. I need to be able to order only 3+.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Cackle is excellent in my experience. Out of the thousands of birds I've worked with from five or six different hatcheries theirs are always the best in quality and health. And very rarely have I seen mistakes in their orders.
     
  3. feelyweely

    feelyweely Out Of The Brooder

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    @QueenMisha

    Seems great but it says I have to order 3 or more of each type of bird. I meant that I can only have up to 5-6 chick so I need to be able to only order 3+ not like 15 like other hatcheries will make you do. I already know which breeds I would like but I would only be ordering 1 of each breed. Thanks though![​IMG]
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pet Chicken allows small orders. How small depends on where you live. You may be able to find someone and split a larger order or we have a feed store near us that has a myriad of choices and no minimum. You must either order three weeks in advance to get what you want or take your chances on what they have. You might find something similar if you check around.
     
  5. Harvest Mint

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    I have ordered from both Meyer and Murray McMurray hatcheries. As far as I can tell I would stay away from Murray McMurray if you need smaller numbers. Meyer does offer a minimum of 3 chicks during a certain part of the year. During the cooler months they do require a minimum of 15 chicks. But I second with dekel18042 in that you may want to see if there is someone you can split an order with.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  6. feelyweely

    feelyweely Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much![​IMG]
     
  7. Harvest Mint

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    You are most welcome. I forgot to mention that Meyer does include the option to not include a vaccination and I don't recall any mention of beak clipping. Also if you have one for maybe one more then they have a "Meal Maker" program where they send you an extra random chick similar to what you order for free and all they ask is that you donate the eggs/meat(depending on the gender your order is) to a needy family. Their mission is that if every chicken owner did this then we could feed so many families.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I like My Pet Chicken. Most of my birds are from them. As said it depends on the distance from a major city as far as if you can only order 3. You can put in your zip code when ordering and they will let you know your minimum.
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    They have a city 3 bird special. Let me find a link to it.
     

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