Mill pond hatchery

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Mill pond hatchery

Post by KyleS » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:16 pm

Seeing as I am only 45 minutes away from Millpond and I plan on only doing 2 breeding pens I am wondering if I would be better off having them hatch my eggs this year? I could get just as early if not earlier of a start with less fuss and I wouldnt have to purchase an incubator or rely on a broody. Thoughts? Opinions? Has anyone used their hatching services?
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Re: Mill pond hatchery

Post by Ontario Chick » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:03 pm

Yes, very happy with the results, wish I knew about them earlier and saved myself the expense of incubator and the trauma of trying to fiddle with temperature and humidity and the clean up after.
"instant chicks" for me from now on! :)
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Post by Killerbunny » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:13 am

The chicks are great! No long hatches/sleeping on the couch by the hatcher/bumping off later weak chicks. Loved it! Look for me at Odessa.
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Re: Mill pond hatchery

Post by KyleS » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:19 am

@Killerbunny will do!
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Re: Mill pond hatchery

Post by KyleS » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:43 am

Another question, I have only bantams, do you think they will do bantam eggs? It says chicken eggs 30cents each on the website so I'm assuming that is bantams or largefowl
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Re: Mill pond hatchery

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:14 am

I would Email them. I got a very fast response from them.
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Post by JimW » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:45 am

I used Millpond to hatch a batch for me this year as well and will be taking several batches to them next year. If they were only 45 minutes away (instead of 2.5 hours) I would take all my eggs to them.

Their meat chicks are very hardy and good quality too.

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Post by baronrenfrew » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 am

Killerbunny wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:13 am
The chicks are great! No long hatches/sleeping on the couch by the hatcher/bumping off later weak chicks. Loved it! Look for me at Odessa.
Lol...nothing like outsourcing! Drop them off...pick them up...like kids at a daycare!
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