Where to buy?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Farmer_Dan, May 18, 2010.

  1. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where should I order meat birds from? Cheap is good, but we don't want to get birds that are going to be DOA or just poor performers.
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    Where do you order them from?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I get mine from Welp Hatchery. They're the cheapest I've found AND the birds do wonderful!
     
  3. bucketgirl

    bucketgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Our local producer uses Welp and swears by them. I personally use Freedom Rangers, but I am new (doing batch 3) and need a bombproof bird.
     
  4. Peruvian

    Peruvian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try and find a hatchery that will get your birds to you quickly. Check to see delivery options and where they will be routed through so it doesn't take an extra day.
     
  5. Maniac Dad

    Maniac Dad Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 50 Cxs from Welp six weeks ago. I lost one at day 2 and the other 52 are doing great. Yes 52, I didn't count them when I put them into the brooder. and was pleasantly suprised when I did count them when they went to the coop. [​IMG] I'll be definitly reordering from Welp this fall for the next batch.
     
  6. Chicken411

    Chicken411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered from Central Hatchery. They are the cheapest, but you have to order straight run. I ordered 50, got 52, I'm raising half and my bro-in-law the other half. All 52 are still doing well at 6 weeks. Next time I will order from schlects though. For an extra 20 cents a chick I can get all cockerels.
     
  7. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thnx! Just ordered from Whelp (<$2 per bird after shipping / mereks seems like a spankin good deal) [​IMG]

    First time w/ the meaties, we're quite excited!!
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