Where to Buy?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mylilchix, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I'm debating between ordering from Privett or Ideal because they're the closest to CO. Has anyone had experience ordering meat birds from either hatchery?

    Thanks, Sonja
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I ordered bantams from Privitt in April and they're doing really well. I ordered 30 and they all lived through babyhood. I lost 3 after a few weeks, but that was my fault, not the hatchery.

    The hatchery was easy to deal with - they put up with me changing my order 3 times, their prices were the best I'd seen and they delivered when they said they would. I was happy with my experience and I'd buy from them again. Hope that helps!
  3. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    We just order from Welp, meat birds,
    though we wont be getting them until the 28th. because i order some other egg girls that wont be ready until then.

    and they have free shipping

    i ordered from them about 5 years back, egg girls, and the chicks did great.

  4. I ordered from Ideal and well ...long story short... will not be ordering from them again. I would go with a different one. I orders some from Hoover and they were great but not meat however, were dual purpose birds all alive and healthy still(can not say the same for Ideal)...anyway I think they are in Iowa which would be kind of close. I have also in the past ordered from McMurray and they were good also.
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Ideal is absolutely the BEST! But of course all my experience must be positive because I am also in TX. But I have heard of people in CO ordering from them with no problems as well. Prices are great, all the birds I have gotten have been Healthy. I see you want meat birds, so I would try to order from someone who deals alot more with Specifically meat birds. I hear Good things about Welp and they have a place in New Mexico, so I figure they won't have too far too travel for you! Goodluck!
  6. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Omaha, NE

    i ordered 14 cornish x's, i didn't lose one on the trip (they were shipped with 12 banty chicks and 2 ducklings), i lost one when they were 1 week old and then another at 6 weeks for unknown reasons. i'm taking them to the processor today and i'm guessing the biggest roo is at least 8 pounds!!
    they are 7 weeks old.

    i'll have my own post later once i get them processed to show how big they are!!

    order from ideal!! they rock and when i bought sexed birds, they were all what i ordered!! i also reccomend the gro-gel plus for when you first bring them home.
  7. GlacierNan

    GlacierNan In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    I am in the Rockies also and had very good service from Ideal this summer with my layer order! One day shipping and all came healthy.
    I ordered Color Range meat birds from JM Hatchery that will arrive tomorrow. I would have ordered from Ideal but they don't have the rangers. This is my first time with meaties.[​IMG]
  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Thanks for the advice! I've ordered assorted featheed legs from Ideal, and I was very happy with them. The birds were very healthy and shipping was quick This time I decided to try Welp. I should get them the first week in Spetember. I'll let everyone know how it goes.


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