Which hatchery would be the best for me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Shannonsflock, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Shannonsflock

    Shannonsflock Out Of The Brooder

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    So i would like to start a flock this spring for eggs, but I would like to have a mixture of breeds. The problem is my local tsc dosent have to much. So what hatchery is near by NY and has much to pick from?:yiipchick
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Shannonsflock

    Shannonsflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I will look into it.
     
  5. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Second the vote for Meyer Hatchery.
    Unless you want to show/compete at the higher level a hatchery is a great way to start. You have a huge variety to choose from and can select for only pullets (not 100% accurate but pretty darn good) . Breeders are wonderful (most of them:) and you can find rare and unique birds but you have to order quite a few to ensure you get a few girls and then you have to rehome, raise or eat the boys you end up with, and you will pay quite a bit more than you would from a hatchery. Meyer has been great to work with and they have an amazing variety to choose from.
    Good luck!
     
  6. Shannonsflock

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    Thanks so much! I just want some back yard chickens I am not showing them or anything. I have been looking at Meyers, I think that's the way to go! [​IMG]
     
  7. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    glad that we could help.

    The most difficult part for me was deciding on the reason I wanted chickens in the first place.

    So......I ordered from both a hatchery and Mr. Urch

    Hatchery chickens will give you more eggs.

    Mr. Urch chickens will be truer to what the breed is suppose to "be".

    Every breed that I ordered from the hatchery was just a different color.

    I enjoy the roosters so that part of the ordering problem did not bother me.
     
  8. esme13

    esme13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like meyer, from ohio to ny (orange county) took 2 days. Not to bad if you asked me and it was a small order too, only lost 1 out of 4.
     
  9. Shannonsflock

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    Thanks so much guys! I've been browsing Meyer all morning! There's tons to pick from!!
     
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  10. Shannonsflock

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    what about mt healthy? Isn't that in Ohio too?
     

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