Where to order my chicks online from?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TracyLK, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. TracyLK

    TracyLK Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    We are looking to get about 6 chicks in June, any recommendations for a reliable online dealer ( as there are not many places that sell by me and if they do don't have what were looking for and/or during that time period). We are deciding between breeds now, but only want female!!! Any recommendations for a website that sells healthy, sexed chicks. I know I have to keep in account the risk of their long journey. Thanks in advance!
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Cackle Hatchery is GREAT!

    MyPetChicken also has great reviews

    and I think there are a few others that sell in smaller quanities...most hatcheries have a 25 minimum order--you will have to pay more shipping for a smaller amount though, hope you do realize that.
  3. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rural Michigan
    If you only want 6, you don't have many choices, as most hatcheries have a minimum order of 25. Places to try:

    Meyer Hatchery (http://www.meyerhatchery.com) -- located in Ohio, minimum order is 3 chicks plus you can get a free Meyer Meal Maker chick, too. Customer service is fabulous! Be sure to request that a heat pad be included in the shipping box to keep your babies warm.

    My Pet Chicken (http://www.mypetchicken.com) -- not sure where it's located, since the phone area code and mailing address don't match, and I've been told it's affiliated with Meyer Hatchery. Three chick minimum.

    Ideal Poultry (http://www.idealpoultry.com) -- no minimum number of chicks, but you must spend a minimum of $25. They will add extra male chicks as "packing peanuts" so, if you don't want this, pay a small "insurance" charge.

    You might also want to check out your local Craigslist for breeders near you, as many online hatcheries have already sold out of chicks for coming-up dates. Good luck!
  4. mstrawn3

    mstrawn3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    Princeton, Texas
    I've had really good luck with Ideal Poultry...
  5. PrettyCoy

    PrettyCoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    We have 4 chicks coming next month from My Pet Chicken, I've read mostly good things about them. Shipping was $35 but that's to be expected w/express shipping and a heat pack included. They sex bantams too, they may be the only ones that do.

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