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26 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:23 pm

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As far as I know I am the only one in Canada that Whitmore has shipped to because prior to shipping to me they were not set up to sell to Canadians. I offered to pay for their farm inspection and all other related expenses including the health papers if they would do the ground work and make it happen which they did so I was able to get an order last spring from them which was shipped in two separate shipping's two weeks apart which required two sets of health papers. The large hatcheries that do the health papers must ship many orders to Canada to justify the farm inspection fee which is required either quarterly or half yearly I can't remember. If someone wants to order more from Whitmore I would be willing to go in with them. They only have five breeds but they are all on their farm and they are always working to improve them. The control is way better than if they order chicks or eggs from another source and then ship to you which sometimes results in chicks not looking pure at all.

Speaking of Whitmore , is there anyone who has an extra Blue or splash Whitmore Ameraucana Rooster that they want to part with. 403 240-2275. Dan Smith

27 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:40 pm

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I know if you look around you can get waht you want in chicks and hatching eggs from breeders here in canada
I have been doing this, but can't always find what I want and when I want. I have some very nice stock from Canadian sources. One type of chicken I'm looking for is an alternative meat chicken. I have found a source for Freedom Rangers in eastern US and will likely order some this spring.

Thanks for your information about Whitmore Farms, Dan.

28 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:05 pm

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I was happy with the FR's last year, rosewood. Are you interested in the Mistral Gris this spring?

29 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:31 pm

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I was happy with the FR's last year, rosewood. Are you interested in the Mistral Gris this spring?

I'm considering both at present, but I'm not intersted in buying MGs or FRs indirectly through another party with no reflection on anybody intended. I'm also considering buying a larger number of GLWs pullets.

30 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:29 pm

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It is interesting to learn where all these chickens really come from. It seems that not only do hatcheries herein Canada source from the US but even the US hatcheries source from one another, depending on the breed.

I don't know what to make of it, but it interests me.

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31 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:18 pm

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Oh yes I would love to "borrow" a cockrel in exchange for pullets. That would make hubby happy not having another permenent rooster ( for now). I would love the joe mazur cockrel if your going to use the other one 1st. No vulture hocks and has yellow feet? he would be perfect!

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32 Re: US Hatcheries on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:40 pm

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He has been shown and has no disqualifying faults. Here is a photo at a much younger age (could be his brother).

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33 Re: US Hatcheries on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:51 am

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OH Rosewood what a handsome little man !!

34 Re: US Hatcheries on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:29 am

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rosewood wrote:
HUmmmm I have 4 pullets and no boys...I could definatly find a ride for a boy to kelowna Razz

But I am pretty sure there would be a high speed chase down the highway with cynthia hot on my heels! sunny

But really I am serious.......then I could hatch you out some pullets..

Anne
I have experience getting Cynthia off my trail. I just tell her we will meet at Tim Hortons and then give her directions to one Timmy while going to another. I have 2 Black Cochin roosters and will want to use both of them in the future. Maybe we could work out a lease arrangement (pullets back) for the one I'm not using. I have one from Chicken Tracy and one from Joe Mazur. I have committment to use Tracy's first. I would have to clear this with other family members.

Hee, hee, you guys make me laugh. Rosewood has a way of mixing up things so you have to play hide and seek to find him, smiling the big smile. So, let me get this straight. You have two black cochin cockerels, one from Chicken Tracy and one from Joe Mazur? Hope things work out for you guys, things always do one day work out in the wash. That picture of the cochin cockerel was very neat looking, look at the leg feathers on that dude already!! Have beautiful days, CynthiaM.

35 Re: US Hatcheries on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:16 pm

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Dan Smith wrote:As far as I know I am the only one in Canada that Whitmore has shipped to because prior to shipping to me they were not set up to sell to Canadians. I offered to pay for their farm inspection and all other related expenses including the health papers if they would do the ground work and make it happen which they did so I was able to get an order last spring from them which was shipped in two separate shipping's two weeks apart which required two sets of health papers. The large hatcheries that do the health papers must ship many orders to Canada to justify the farm inspection fee which is required either quarterly or half yearly I can't remember. If someone wants to order more from Whitmore I would be willing to go in with them. They only have five breeds but they are all on their farm and they are always working to improve them. The control is way better than if they order chicks or eggs from another source and then ship to you which sometimes results in chicks not looking pure at all.

Speaking of Whitmore , is there anyone who has an extra Blue or splash Whitmore Ameraucana Rooster that they want to part with. 403 240-2275. Dan Smith

Hi Dan, normally I'd love to get in on an order from Whitmore Farms, but unfortunately just have too much going on this year. As it is I'm going to be limited to what I can hatch. I could cry! Sad

36 Re: US Hatcheries on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:47 am

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Cackle used to ship to Canada. Don't know if they still do. It was a few years ago that I bought from them.

The Dominiques were very good. Ameraucanas had good egg colour.

37 McMurray Hatchery on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:39 am

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I have the experience with McMurray Hatchery. I ordered from them in the past. They send the birds to a post office in USA, for me the closest Post office was the one in Ogsdenburg N.Y, I went to picked them up at the post office, they had all the health papers necessary to satisfy the Canadian Custom, it was very easy, no problem

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38 Re: US Hatcheries on Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:05 am

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princess wrote:I have the experience with McMurray Hatchery. I ordered from them in the past. They send the birds to a post office in USA, for me the closest Post office was the one in Ogsdenburg N.Y, I went to picked them up at the post office, they had all the health papers necessary to satisfy the Canadian Custom, it was very easy, no problem

Oops, you're right. That's what I did with Cackle too. I picked them up in Maine.

Custom didn't bother me much either. The guy just looked at me wide eyed, "You're going to drive 2 hours with that noise?????"
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39 Re: US Hatcheries on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:22 am

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I don't think Cackle ships for Canadian importation now. Our first order from McMurrays came without health papers although we didn't realize this until we ordered a second batch. We didn't have any problem that time. On the second trip we didn't have passport yet and were detained because my wife was foreign born.

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