Which hatchery? Which type of chicken?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickensXOXO, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    I'm wanting to order a few blue Silkies from an online hatchery. I know Meyer has them, so I was thinking of ordering from them. Any positive reviews?

    I also want to order another type of chicken from a hatchery (doesn't have to be the same one), but I'm still wondering what would be a good breed.
    I want something... with long tail feather or a rare chicken or a colorful chicken.... lol. Obviously, I'm far from deciding... Any suggestions?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    I have ordered silkies from cackle hatchery

    I loved them

    very nice birds I might say Show quality

    They grew very pretty with big crets and beards

    I sold them later as adults for $80 a pair

    they were very pretty

    I also like ideal poultry because you dont need to order 25 birds
    their shipping rates are very reasonable and the best of all is that their minimum is $25 dls yes dollars not birds , right now they have good specials going on you should check them unfortunally for special prices the minimum is 25 birds
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  3. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    sumatra's are nice and rare, pretty, long tail feathers. They come in black and blue, the black ones have a beautiful green sheen to the feathers.

    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  4. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    It might make a difference how many you want. I think most places require that you order between 15-25. MPC allows you to order as few as 3 (depending on the area you live/time of year and lf or bantam)
  5. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    Quote:Those are cool looking birds, I was just thinking how interesting it would look to have them next to my black Araucanas when they grow up...

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