Ohio hatcheries

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  1. Melissa

    Melissa member

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    Someone had previously mentioned a hatchery in Ohio that I think started with "M" but I can't remember what it was called. Anyone know?
     
  2. MelissaW

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    I think it might be Meyer's, Melissa. You might ask ZealYouthGuy. I think he bought some straight from the hatchery awhile back. :)
     

  3. CountryBeth

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    Murray McMurray's. (edited: oops, I see they are from Iowa. Sorry.)
     
  4. james dilley

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    Are you thinking Mount Healthy Hatchery?? There in Ohio. And reported to have decent birds.
     
  5. jersey girl

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    We buy everything from Ridgeway Hatcheries in LaRue Ohio. We have had great luck with them and been very happy with our chicks, turkeys and ducks. They carry a few other birds but I have not bought any.
    I do know there is a Mt. Healthy hatchery 14 miles North of Cincinatti on Rt. 127. I have never gotten birds from there, but have heard some good things about them. Our local TSC store gets their chicks in the spring from Mt. Healthy.
    Joanie
     
  6. Auric

    Auric Registered Doofus

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    Meyer Hatchery is in Polk, OH.
     
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    Melissa,
    I got my broilers last year from Meyer.

    We were going to pick them up at the hatchery but that's when gas prices went crazy and decided it was cheaper to have them shipped. We were very happy with them ... they all arrived alive and were all healthy and had no defects as have been discussed on the boards with broilers. Meyer Hatchery was good to deal with and will deal with them again.
     
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    I thought you meant fish hatcheries at first...lol....
     
  9. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Yup, that's the one, great place, great people.
     
  10. jimarh

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    we go to Mt Healthy hatchery in Cincinnati . Good place. I don't know about the shipping since we live close enough to pick our's up but they have been in business since 1926 and have healthy birds. We have bought from them for over thirty years with no problems.
     
  11. pygmywombat

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    I love Meyer Hatchery. We only live about 40 minutes away, so we generally pick up our chicks (and we've gotten started pullets, too.). They are wonderful to deal with, birds are healthy, no health problems.

    I did get a batch from Mt. Healthy and 2 chicke died when they were around 3 weeks old from seizures. No idea what was wrong with them.
     
  12. Melissa

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    Meyer is the one I was thinking about. A friend and I want to split a batch of Americaunas and I wanted to check on the price. They are cheaper than McMurray's too.
     
  13. Auric

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    I can't say I'd reccommend them for Americaunas. I ordered 24 chicks (all pullets) but got 16 pullets and 8 cockerels. 3 of the pullets died within a month. These are definately Easter Eggers. Some of them didn't have the "beards", and not a single one of them lays blue eggs, just green. I was ignored when I e-mailed a "what's up with this?".