Which Hatchery Should I Order From?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brian, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Southern Oregon. Which Hatchery do you recommend? I will be ordering 8 RIR, 5 Bk Astralorps, 2 Speckled Sussex, 6 Delaware, 2 Barred Roci, and 2 Buff Orp.

    Brian
    Merlin, Oregon
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Which ever one has all the chickens you are looking for. What is a Barred Roci?
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My preference is meyer. http://www.meyerhatchery.com

    Plus they are a sponsor of BYC and we like to support them.

    Keep in mind most hatcheries won't have birds until Feb.
     
  4. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    MEYER is a good choice and they also have BUCKEYES, which I think you ACCIDENTILY forgot to add to your list. [​IMG]
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    I guess you meant Barred Rocks. Ideal is closer to you, Meyer I'm seriously considering trying out. And McMurray is where I've been ordering. Heard good things about all of them. You might want to consider which one is closer to you, or should I say, has the fasting route to getting to you.

    MD, are buckeyes good layers?
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Meyer had good service and the birds are realy healthy I would order from them and I am thinking about ordering again.

    Good Luck
    Henry
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Phinney Hatchery is in Walla Walla, WA. Their number is 509-525-2602. They don't have a web site, so I don't know what breeds they offer, but you could give them a call.

    Jean
     
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  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My birds were given to me but I know they came from McMurray last spring. I am seriously considering going through Ideal this spring because they carry everything I want.
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I meant barred rock :)
    Hmm...I'll have to check out buckeyes.
    Thank you all for your recommendations.
    Brian
     
  10. mdbucks

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    Buckeye roo
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    this is part of the pullet pack/ the buckeye was not part of it, If your not particular about the breed, check out some of thier hatchery choice pullets/brown layers etc... [​IMG]
     
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