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Positive Editorkatie
(1 review)
On Apr 10, 2014, Editorkatie Irvine, CA wrote:

We received our chicks two days ago—four sweet new babies, and we LOVE them! I could not believe how quickly they got here. We are in California, so I was expecting our Monday-mailed chicks to get here Thursday. When they arrived Tuesday morning, we were surprised and giddy. We picked two Easter Eggers, a Delaware, and an Australorp. They are so healthy, sweet, cute, and fun! We love them already.

Positive informative
(1 review)
On Nov 21, 2013, informative Frisco, TX wrote:

ordered three buff orps and three red stars. All six arrived on time in good condition and after three weeks are all well and doing just fantastic. Great specimens! Better than I expected from a hatchery (everyone talks so much about how much better 'breeder' birds are - while there may be some truth to that on some breeds and with some hatcheries it is not the case on these two breeds from this 'MPC' hatchery).

I also received some excellent Langshans from them a few months ago - did have a single loss in that shipment but was otherwise also a very good experience too and those chickens are very hardy solid birds now approaching six months of age. Good additions to the flock.

I would hesitate to work with anyone else after having had such great experiences with this MPC hatchery this year. I also see a few rare people with minor complaints but I truly believe sometimes there is just no pleasing some customers. It is usually partly in some way the buyers unrealistic expectations and likely out of the control of the hatchery such as post office problems that cause most of these unhappy people. Just sharing my two cents. I believe if you want good birds and try to stick to breeds others have reported as "good ones from this seller" like in my case Buff Orps, Red Stars, Langshans and temper your expectations to the realm of reality (shipping brand newly born baby birds! getting all six alive is like a miracle!) you should likely be VERY pleased with this seller.

Positive JMHDVM1989
(1 review)
On Nov 10, 2013, JMHDVM1989 Maple Hill, NC wrote:

What a great experience for my first time ordering from MyPetChicken. The babies arrived in less than 24 hours. When I got to the post office to pick them up, I could hear them protesting as soon as I opened the door. I steeled myself while opening the box just in case as their instructions warned that one or more may not have made the trip. Not only were they all fine, they were feisty and had lots to say!!!
As soon as I put them in the brooder they started eating the starter and without even having to be shown one after another started using the nipple water bottles.
I am so thankful for their wonderful online instructions, I was prepared for their arrival and was able to assess each chick's health and provide the best possible care for them. Now, 5 days later, they are doing great. I am so thankful that I chose to use MyPetChicken at http://www.mypetchicken.com for my new babies.

Positive gardensoiree
(5 reviews)
On Aug 23, 2013, gardensoiree San Diego, CA wrote:

Posted on April 11, 2013, updated August 23, 2013
We've ordered from My Pet Chicken twice (2012 and 2013).

Last year 6/6 chicks were sexed correctly and thrived; 1 pullet died at month eight.

This year we ordered 14 chicks (only 12 for us). One chick was DOA, a second was ailing on arrival but survived, a third chick was ailing and appears to not be thriving, and a fourth chick died suddenly overnight. So, we are at 10 of 12 chicks surviving with 1 failing to thrive--I hope that the remaining group was sexed correctly! The last 2 are at another home and doing fine. While I am not happy with those numbers, I am very pleased to not receive an all DOA box!

My Pet Chicken makes ordering a variety of chicks quickly and easily possible. Order early for the best selection; we ordered in Nov 2012 for April 2013 delivery. Order carefully as changes are expensive. Customer service is quick and responsive. Chick prices are par for the course while shipping is a bit pricey as orders of less than 14 chicks are shipped via USPS Express Mail. While I would like to support a small farm and order straight run, I just don't want to be in the chicken selling business.

Overall, I recommend MPC with reservations to city flocksters.


On August 23rd, 2013, gardensoiree changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

2013 order update: We lost another chick (failed to thrive) and one chick turned out to be a male. So, overall this year we are at 8/12. Not too bad all things considered.

MPC did refund for our losses albeit after some frustration with long wait times on the telephone; lots of growth and customers but not enough folks to answer the phones?! Either way MPC issued a refund for the chicks (including the mis-sexed one--some vendors don't do this unless they failed to sex 90% correctly).

MPC seems to be leading the pack because a) lots of information on the website; which is great if you are new to raising chickens, b) easy to navigate site, c) easy to navigate calendar of availability, and d) straight-forward pricing structure, and e) DOA, mis-sexing refunds.

This years birds have just starting laying and all are thriving. While there are flaws if you are looking for show birds, they are all fun to watch and hopefully all will be great producers.

If you are a City Flockster, MPC can be a solid choice.
Positive drappazz
(1 review)
On Jun 8, 2013, drappazz Cohoes, NY wrote:

I received my first chicks on 4/9/13. 10 of them all different types. All were alive and chirping. The first night one appeared to be getting weak, falling over not doing well. I immediately contacted my pet chicken they gave me advise she survived and all 10 are still alive and well at 8 weeks old.
I had contacted my pet chicken several times before they arrived with questions on shipping, substitutions and they always responded promptly. I definitely would order chicks from them again.

Positive liessapp1
(1 review)
On May 24, 2013, liessapp1 Carrboro, NC wrote:

I am brand new to the chicken raising business and I rarely write reviews or follow up emails to businesses but I am having so much fun at this that I sent an unusual (for me) thank you email to mypetchicken and am writing this.
I used mypetchicken.com to:
1. Read up on pretty much everything I needed to know about the enterprise;
2. Order plans for a coop;
3. Order supplies for the brooder; and
4. Order my 4 little peeps—all different breeds.
I am highly organized so the coop was built and the brooder and all ancillary materials were on hand and ready to go long before my chicks arrived peeping in their package at the post office. All 4 were hale and hearty and the right breed (whether they are the right gender remains to be seen, but I am optimistic) and took to eating and drinking within the first hour. They’ve been happily cheeping and thriving since—no special care needed.
Mypetchicken sent a number of informational emails, both at the time of purchase and subsequent to the chicks’ arrival. They made the whole seemingly daunting process extremely easy. I have so many friends now who swear they are going to start their own urban egg productions after seeing mine. Thank you, Mypetchicken.

Positive drdd
(1 review)
On May 22, 2013, drdd Henrico, VA wrote:

My daughter and I are first time backyard chicken enthusiasts and have read and talked to folks who have gone before us. We decided to order from you because of the details of how you care and package the day old chicks to ensure, to the best of your ability, their comfort and survival during the shipping process. I also called your 1-800 number when my chicks did not arrive the next morning. The person I spoke with was personable and obviously involved with chickens, not someone randomly hired. She explained that the chicks weren't due until the next morning; how the shipping process worked for live mail compared to regular express mail and then said she didn't want me to be a "worried moma" but was so reassured that their chicks were going to a home that was so concerned about their welfare. I was reassured and so happy even though 5 minutes before I was sure this was going to be a disaster. Three little chicks arrived, as she said, the next morning, warm and well and it's been love ever since. Thank you so much for helping us start our mini flock of pets that will give us eggs so we can stop supporting the inhumane chicken/egg farming business in this country.

Positive diinman
(1 review)
On May 21, 2013, diinman Farmington, IL wrote:

Very pleasant to talk to and easy to order from. Second time I have ordered from My Pet Chicken. 12 baby chicks arrived this morning. 10 are doing fine, 1 (cuckoo maran) died, and 1 orphington is hanging on. 10 out of 12 is good, even though I hate to lose any. The chicks were shipped yesterday and arrived the next day. The post office called me early this morning to let me know they were there. Very happy with My Pet Chicken's chicks and service. (2 buff silkies, 2 buff orpington, 2 columbian wyandotte, 2 cuckoo marans, 1 easter egger, 2 speckled sussex, and 1 welsummer were delivered today as ordered).

Negative Tbobb2
(1 review)
On May 17, 2013, Tbobb2 Gerald, MO wrote:

I ordered 15 dorkings in Decmeber. The day they were to ship, I got a call saying they didn't have my order ready. That "my" dorkings didn't hatch. So after some run around I find out that 2 hens and 4 roosters are available. The woman tells me that there is no waiting list, so if the ones that were slated for my shipment do not hatch, but the batch the next day do, I am just out of luck, those go to the next person. So I ask that what they have be sent and I substitute the rest with 6 other layers. The woman on the phone says certain subs are available, even though the website says something else. She calls the hatchery and finds out that yes, the ones I want are available. At this point I am already very unhappy with MPC.
The chicks arrive and the Dorkings are weak, small, and can hardly stand. The other 6 are fine. As I always do, I give them sugar water and check on them every 30 minutes. Within the first 24 hours 2 Dorkings are dead. The next day the third one dies. So out of 6 Dorking, 3 are dead. When I call MPC, I am told to give sugar water and make sure the temp is correct. I have 2 thermometers going to be sure of the temp. I think the ones I received were the runts of the hatch that they just shipped them even though they were in bad shape. They said it was "stress", but they seemed to have something neurologically wrong with them. They couldn't stand well and tipped forward when they tried to move and would shake like they had Parkinson's.
After repeated calls, they offered to refund the cost of the chicks, not the shipping. I am still trying to get a refund for the diffence in the original order and the changed one...a month later!
It's not that anyone was rude, just that no one seemed to have follow through. And it was very, very hard to get anyone on the phone.
Because of the poor quality of the chicks, the lack of a waiting list, and the extra time it has taken to resolve all the problems, I will never order from here again. With the hatchery for my meat birds, if I have a big loss for no reason, they refund the cost of the chicks and shipping. And I have never had more than a 4-6% loss with our chicks. Even ones shipped in the heat of the summer. A 25% loss is not acceptable.

Positive mommatiger23
(1 review)
On May 16, 2013, mommatiger23 Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

I had a great experience! My husband and I ordered a set of Dominique day-old chicks but they won't be ready to ship for several more weeks so we ordered 5 "mystery" chicks for fun, and as a test run to make sure we have everything set up and happy for our main order. All 5 chicks arrived healthy, active, and chirping, though one chick seemed to be ailing a bit after awhile. It took more frequent naps than the others and slept in awkward positions that I've only seen dead birds in. I emailed the company and they sent back a very friendly email expressing concern for my chick and some tips on caring for a sick bird. I was already doing much of what they suggested and she has since perked up and has been eating and drinking like the others, though she still naps more. However, she is the only one of her breed and is the smallest of the group, so this may simply be a breed/personality quirk. When my Dominiques arrive, I will submit another review and update on my original shipment.

Two quick notes, though.
1) I did not receive my "shipped" email until an hour after picking my birds up from the post office, so I did not have everything ready to go when I brought them home. This was quickly rectified as it was within the anticipated delivery window from when I initially submitted my order, but I still would have appreciated knowing they had shipped because I would have given baby chick prep work a higher priority (and maybe avoided the one getting sick...).
2) One reviewer posted that he had ailing chicks in his order and when he contacted MPC they replied back with feeding instructions. I would like to know what he expected them to do. They aren't going to refund for a bird that may simply be stressed and will recover fully, nor can they diagnose and/or dispense medications or something via email. I applaud them for sending him tips that may prove helpful in aiding the chick's recovery, regardless of whether the tips were helpful to him or not. They have no idea which customers know how to handle sick birds and which do not, and I appreciate the tips as a "just in case they are useful" measure.

Positive bcorbett
(1 review)
On May 9, 2013, bcorbett LEVELS, WV wrote:

We are complete chicken neophytes, but educated ourselves as much as possible before making the decision to start our own little flock. MPC's website had a wealth of information to help us, and our entire experience with them has been positive. Our 6 peeps (2 RI Reds, 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks, 2 Golden-Laced Wyandottes) were shipped on the date promised, in our hands barely 24 hours later, and all were healthy. We have only had them for 48 hours now, but all are still doing very well, eating, drinking and lively as can be. (And too cute for words!) I would definitely order from MPC again, for chicks as well as the many other great related products they offer.

Positive Orparents
(1 review)
On May 8, 2013, Orparents wrote:

Well, we received our little Buff Orpingtons yesterday. We were called by the Post Office at 8:40AM and agreed to go right down. When we got there we were surprised that there were no clients waiting in the Post Office, never saw that before. We got to the counter and told the gal that we were there to pick up our chicks. She shouted out back and then we started hearing the peepers getting louder as they brought the shipping box out. We have 10 Hens and one Rooster, all like two days old. We opened the box on the way home and there were all these little fluff balls peeping away. We got them home and put them in their "MyPetChicken" baby chick starter kit which made their transition easy as pie. Debbie did the bottompoopcheck and they all crowed around the feeder like they had been trained already. I wiggled my finger in the the watering tray and a couple of them came right over to the sound of the water.
It's day two now and they're just all over the place, zipping back and forth, bumping into one another, the walls, the thermometer and the feeder. They climb over each other and wander around and then zip across their pen. They're hilarious.
Shannon was terrific in getting our chicks out a day earlier than promised, what a delightful person. She's a chicken raiser and has the answer to all of our questions. We're so delighted to have our little people in our garage. We have a chicken coop ready for them and we've named everybody already. I'll post again as time passes. I tried to take a couple of pic's but the pic's turned out red from the lamp. I'll see if I can switch lamps to incandescent just to take some shots. It looks to me like they've already gotten bigger after just one day on the Chick feed that came with the kit. Thanks MPC you guys are great.
PS I can't imagine what went wrong with the couple of negative stories I've read. I guess you can't deliver thousands of chicks completely without error or maybe it's just the clients karma when chicks die repetitively. Oh well, I wish them luck, so far for us everything is perfect. Ken & Debbie

Positive rlene
(1 review)
On Apr 26, 2013, rlene Rockaway, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

To all at MPC who helped us with our buff orpington pullet order...

YAY! You did it! Our 7 beautiful golden girls arrived at our postal facility at 6:45 am this morning. I was already wide awake when we received our call from the mail center.

My husband picked them up on his lunch break at 12:45 pm and brought them home, and then took a 2-hour lunch to get them settled in – in the back of our garage which has been converted to an indoor living area for them, complete with wood chips on the floor, interesting nooks and crannies to explore and roosting shelves, when they are ready to become vertical.

They are in great shape – eating and drinking with great gusto and acting like they are enjoying themselves.

My Love's face lights up with a special smile when he goes out to see his girls.

We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all you did to get these girls to us. They are giving us great pleasure.

We are still noodling around on some names, and will write again when we have that figured out.

Positive Cornflake_Acres
(1 review)
On Apr 19, 2013, Cornflake_Acres Salisbury, NC wrote:

Ordered from MPC for the first time, ordered in November 12 for April 13 shipping. I wanted to get 6 chicks of specific breeds for "brooders". All 6 arrived alive, however, one little girl was a bit lethargic and her one eye seemed "glued" closed. I immediately let MPC know and they were prompt with advice and support.

The lethargic baby is now doing well. All seem lively and healthy and appear to be doing well. I think the one was just a bit stressed from shipping. Shipping live day olds can be a tricky business.

Over all, I would consider ordering from MPC again to make additions of specific breeds for my flock.

Positive elainecarhartt
(1 review)
On Apr 12, 2013, elainecarhartt Altadena, CA wrote:

Thank You for my little chickens, they arrived and are all healthy and well. I am amazed at how fast they arrived. Less than 24 hours and I live in California! (USPS deserves credit too.) I will enjoy raising these beautiful chicks. Thanks again, Elaine

Negative gldrgrl
(3 reviews)
On Mar 25, 2013, gldrgrl Vinalhaven, ME wrote:

My experience with this company was a nightmare.

In 2011, I ordered ten Silkie bantams. All arrived alive but the colors were sorted completely wrong. If they can't sort Silkies by color I don't understand why they offer that choice on their website.

Only three made it to their first birthday, and that doesn't involve predators. They just kept dropping dead on me. Vet couldn't find anything wrong with them, and none of the symptoms fit any of the typical poultry diseases. They were my first chickens and lived in a brand new coop. The symptoms were: hen is healthy and active, then hen drops dead in coop without a mark, rest of flock unaffected. They were penned and did not have access to mushrooms or any poisons.

In late 2011, pre-ordered several rare breeds at midnight on December 1, because I wanted to be sure I got some of the ones that sell out quickly (marans, especially). My order was slated for arrival in late March. I was looking forward to having a large flock of chickens again.

Well, all fifteen arrived dead. And not freshly dead, either. It was heartbreaking. Both my post lady and myself were crying. It was the first time I had ever picked up a box of dead birds.

I tried to arrange for a replacement shipment but of course, it being March, they were sold out of almost everything. The woman on the phone was very unhelpful. I settled for a "exotic assortment." MPC did refund the cost of the dead chicks but I had to call back and specifically request that my original shipping cost be refunded as well (it states on the website that this is policy, but it was not offered to me until I pointed that out).

My exotic assortment arrived 14/15 alive, but over the next five days I lost five more chicks. Their Salmon Faverolles especially seem to be very weak. They were not pasting up or acting strange at all. They would be running around with the other chicks and then be dead in the morning.

Trying to figure out what was included in the assortment was maddening. Many of the breeds I got were not listed as possibilities on the website. I lost a lot of my hens just before they reached POL (point of lay) to the same mystery problems that plagued my Silkies (see above), meaning that they just dropped dead.

The exotic assortment is not something I would recommend because they are about as tame as wild pheasants, and it makes doing any maintenance in/around the coop very unpleasant because they panic very, very easily. I can understand why they are unpopular/rare breeds.

I will not order from MPC again. I am not sure what is going on with their birds but the birds I have from breeders and other hatcheries thrive while I have exactly one MPC bird left out of my 2011 order of 10, and three MPC birds left out of my 2012 order of 15. I hardly got eggs out of any of them and it really feels like I just threw my money away.

Negative Lstein
(4 reviews)
On Mar 19, 2013, Lstein Gladstone, ND wrote:

Posted on March 15, 2013, updated March 19, 2013
I ordered 10 asst. silkies and 5 mille fleur but ordered them for the wrong date, i called and had to change the date and change my order to 15 asst. featherfooted bantams which I didnt have a problem with since i was getting great customer service and dealing with very friendly people. I did lose 5 of the chicks, 3 came dead and 2 died within the next two days. I left a message last night and was called this morning and had the losses credited to my card. I would have this review as positive just because of the great customer service I recieved but the shipping is what didnt sit right. After paying $30 ish for shipping express mail, it was disapointing watching them arrive in Fargo at 10 am and sit there untill 1 am the next day. With my order from murray mcmurray they were sent priority mail and arrived in the same amount of time. So my main complaint is with the postal service rather than My Pet Chicken. Great Customer service tho. I do believe some of the blame is on myself for ordering 15 bantams when it is still rather early in the year. Will update in the future.


On March 19th, 2013, Lstein changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:

My chicks from My Pet Chicken would have been one week old tomorrow, sadly all but 1 have died while my batch from McMurray are thriving. Conditions are exactly the same for both groups and i followed all advice.....they just dont have any spunk, even with sugar water and some soupy food mixture along with their normal food. While the customer service at this hatchery was great when ordering and dealing with, I will not be ordering from them again anytime soon.
Positive BestHensEver
(1 review)
On Mar 17, 2013, BestHensEver Cedar Grove, NM wrote:

I ordered 15 chicks from mypetchicken they sent 16. I am sad to say only 15 made it alive. I was refunded for the 1 bird that didnt make it with no questions asked. I only ordered 15 though so I still have the correct number of birds, but I ordered 5 specific breeds and the one that was d.o.a. was in that mix. I also ordered 5 assorted rare breeds and 5 assorted brown egg layers. I think i have at least 10 different types of hens now. It has been three weeks and all 15 are so full of energy they are already trying to fly the inside coop!!!! I am in the process of making another order for 25 more chick/hens. I will have over 30 breeds come July. Shipping was flat rate. I placed my order on a Monday and it was received at my post office Wednsday morning. I had my birds at home in the brooder by 9:30 am, and i was told the birds would not arrive until thursday/friday. I was really happy with how fast they actually shipped. MyPetChicken is the best as far as what my research and experience has proven. Best variety. Best customer service. Best website for chickens ever. no matter what you need.

Negative stefan333
(2 reviews)
On Mar 13, 2013, stefan333 Hopkinsville, KY wrote:

24 Assorted Orpington Hatching Eggs sent 3 weeks after my original ship date. I received shipping email AFTER I had already received my eggs. All Blue/Splash were true infertiles (did a breakout analysis of clear eggs), all Lavender were rotten with already forming embryos. The air cells were rather large, indicating they weren't fresh (only took 24 hours once shipped). Only 5 Buff Orpingtons hatched -one with abnormal toes, one with deformed wings, and all abnormally huge. I'm not kidding. There really were this many issues. There were obvious infertility and other genetic issues. I emailed the company twice with no response. I do know how to hatch eggs and am very knowledgable on fertility, egg structure, etc, as I have hatched many shipped eggs, so this is not a review based out of ignorance. It has nothing to do with the PO, but has everything to do with sending out a defective product from a breeder/hatchery with flock management issues.

Negative Lauram123
(1 review)
On Jan 25, 2013, Lauram123 Redding, CT wrote:

Ordered 2 Black Copper Marans May 2012 with an assortment of other breeds. They both died one within a day the other 2 days later. All the other breeds survived to adulthood. I think it was a weak batch. I have received 2 other chicks in the past with deformities that were not as noticeable until they were feathering out. I spoke to them about the 2 copper m's that died and they only offered to replace one, but not the shipping.

Positive KCINDIANA
(1 review)
On Jan 20, 2013, KCINDIANA Liberty, IN wrote:

ordered 15 day old chicks...and was very impressed! Chicks were mailed in a box with a "nest" built in the bottom to keep them warm. Chicks were healthy (and mypetchicken sent info on what to do if they had not been.) No problems at all, and when this batch grows up and stops laying eggs....we will be ordering from them again!

Positive SherriA
(1 review)
On Oct 4, 2012, SherriA Turlock, CA wrote:

I highly recommend MPC! I ordered 8 assorted chicks from them about a month ago with a hatch date of Sept. 4th. They shipped out of the hatchery at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th and were in my hands in CA just after noon the next day. Not even 24 hours! They were all healthy and active and took to eating and drinking immediately. They are now a month old and are thriving. This company's customer service is outstanding, they are extremely friendly and very helpful.

Chicks are easy to raise but do have a few important requirements. MPC's web site has a wealth of info on this topic and much more. They make it easy for even first time chicken owners to get started and be successful raising a flock.

Positive jenhardesty
(1 review)
On Oct 3, 2012, jenhardesty Leavenworth, KS wrote:

My 9 assorted 1-day old chicks we delivered in perfect condition within 24 hours of my shipment notice and are beautiful.

Positive nadma
(1 review)
On Sep 12, 2012, nadma Scott Township, PA wrote:

My four black copper maran chicks arrrived about 24 hours after they were shipped. They were very lively and healthy and are doing great!

Positive MbeckyM
(1 review)
On Sep 1, 2012, MbeckyM Arlington, TN wrote:

I ordered 5 female chicks with a hatch date of May 14, 2012. They arrived amazingly healthy, happy and beautiful May 15, 2012. I was impressed with the quality of packing, and the chicks themselves were exactly what I wanted and they've exceeded my expectations. The Wyandottes are exceptionally beautiful, and the two EE's are wonderful. I have yet to discover a "fault" in any of the birds I received, and at 3.5 months they are big, healthy pullets. I could not be more satisfied with this company.

Positive woolwell
(1 review)
On Aug 19, 2012, woolwell Boones Mill, VA wrote:

I ordered six Buff Orpington chicks for delivery on July 24, and all arrived in good shape - healthy, active. However, I decided to wait until they were a month old to post a review, thinking I could provide more accurate comments then. I'm happy to report that all the girls are still doing great.

The customer support folks at My Pet Chicken provided prompt, helpful replies to my queries, and the quality of the chicks was first-rate. I look forward to ordering from My Pet Chicken again.

Positive all4dogs
(1 review)
On Aug 2, 2012, all4dogs Cookeville, TN wrote:

Ordered a mix of rare/exotic chicks back in April. I was told that July 30 was my ship date, and it was. I received my babies-and I think the breeds are all correct on Aug. 1. They are all healthy, cheeping and thriving. I also purchased some supplies ( the cardboard brooder box, chick starter, feeder and waterer) and am glad I did. They are all set up in my garage and doing well. Loads of helpful info on their website as well. Would highly recommend them.

Positive marvun22
(1 review)
On Jul 25, 2012, marvun22 Amidon, ND wrote:

I ordered chickens from mypetchicken.com. I recieved all 8 today. They are all healthy and they all eat and drink.I can't tell yet if they are the right gender but I believe they are the right breeds. They answered all the questions I had. Great place to order chickens!

Positive Gjoe
(1 review)
On Jul 9, 2012, Gjoe Monroe, CT wrote:

I am SO VERY HAPPY with the Barred Rock Chicks I ordered thru MyPetChicken.com and shipped from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio. I called the office with a question and the staff was great-very informative and reassuring. The ordering of only a small number of day-old chicks (5) was a breeze. My chicks came one day old at my local post office and I WAS THRILLED that the chicks were all healthy and active. I was impressed by the packaging of the chicks-warm and secure. I've been following recommendations from MyPetChicken.com Care Guide and the chicks are doing great in my brooder box in my utility room. They are 3-weeks old today and they have more-than-doubled their size and they are very active and appear to be on the right track to be good, no Great hens and rooster. Cheers to MyPetChicken.com and Meyer Hatchery (who I later found had hatched and shipped the chicks) Their shipping experience and methods were Super! And they correctly sexed my chicks, which was very important to me. I recommend you patronize this business.

Positive springsgardner
(1 review)
On Jun 28, 2012, springsgardner PEYTON, CO wrote:

We got our 2nd shipment of chicks this morning. The Postmaster called us around 5-5:30 this morning. Last time, the call came in the afternoon from a different post office even though we live in the same place. (be prepared to go to another post office than you are used to)

Like the first time, all were in great health. We are enjoying every moment with both of our flocks.

The My Pet Chicken website also offers a lot of advice that has proven useful. You can read more about how our My Pet Chickens are doing at http://therearechickensinmybackyard.info

Positive ChickSter99
(2 reviews)
On Jun 21, 2012, ChickSter99 Chester, GA wrote:

Our experience with My Pet Chicken has been positive. I made contact with them via email for more information concerning my delivery of chicks. They were very helpful with the customer service that was provided. 18 chicks arrived at our local Post Office alive and peeping very loudly. One seemed to be very sluggish from the long journey. I made contact through email-took the appropriate steps given-our little chick is now one of this most lively little critters of them all. I would definately purchase from them in the future. They are highly recommended to anyone who asks where we got our feathery babies from.

Positive verderiver
(1 review)
On Jun 14, 2012, verderiver Camp Verde, AZ wrote:

The chicks arrived on the second day. They were in good shape and began eating and drinking with very little coaxing. The chicks are calm and friendly and extremely cute. We followed all the directions posted on My Pet Chicken website. We are very pleased with the chicks and the company.

Positive NativeGarden2
(1 review)
On May 20, 2012, NativeGarden2 Arnold, MD wrote:

A friend recommended this company and my experience with My Pet Chicken was great! The website is informative and user-friendly. I was able to order six chicks--five different breeds.

They arrived when expected in a cosy nest box with a warming pack, all in excellent condition. After six days, they are drinking, eating cheeping, and growing quickly!

I will certainly use them again in the future.

Positive ChickMoms
(1 review)
On May 9, 2012, ChickMoms Creola, OH wrote:

I just LOVE this company! Everyone is very nice and extremely customer-oriented, which is unusual these days. They answered my emails and calls promptly.

I rec'd my 7 chicks yesterday-they were all warm and fuzzy and chirping up a storm! My local post office couldn't get over the great packaging-we got to hear some horror stories about other company's shipping chicks... We are new to chickens and wanted a few different breeds-the fact that we could have just a few of each shipped was wonderful. We couldn't order 25 as most others have for a minimum order.

The chicks are running around, eating & drinking and seem very happy. We have another 3 coming in a few weeks, which will bring our total to 10. And we're seriously thinking about building a bigger chicken "barn" so we can order more-the whole experience was so much fun and we're now addicted! (The chicken care booklet download-that is FREE download-is great for us first-timers too.)

Highly recommend.

Negative Kwehme09
(1 review)
On May 7, 2012, Kwehme09 GLEN, NH wrote:

We ordered 10 day-old chicks and even though they arrived the day after shipping and we picked them up at the post office before noon, three were D.O.A. and another clearly-weak chick died within 48 hours. We then lost another (No. 5) 4 days after arrival. Because the 5th (making 50% dead) died outside their 48-hour window, we are getting no refund on our shipping ($37) and if we reorder with My Pet Chicken it will push our total to over $150 in an attempt to receive 10 healthy chicks.

Positive Heathertrainsu
(1 review)
On Mar 15, 2012, Heathertrainsu Easton, CT wrote:

The people at My Pet Chicken are pleasant and extremely helpful. The chickens I have received have been healthy. I highly recommend them!

Positive grnishade
(1 review)
On Mar 14, 2012, grnishade Fort Walton Beach, FL wrote:

I just LOVE MyPetChicken! I just received my third order from them and all 12 chickies arrived exactly on time and healthy and I live in Florida. My first year, I ordered 8, the second year 16. I do prefer the smaller order as it comes Express. I lost one out of the largest shipment (which came Priority - two days in transit) and the company refunded the amount without question immediately. Their customer service is above and beyond. I now have 10 different breeds in my flock and I get at least 8 different colors of eggs. I particularly like the sky blue and lime green eggs! MyPetChicken has such a wonderful selection of layers!

Positive Stephanie739
(1 review)
On Nov 6, 2011, Stephanie739 NATURAL BRIDGE STATION, VA wrote:

I ordered the 'brown egg layer assortment' and a light Brahma rooster, seven chicks in late October. Three weeks later, all are thriving. It has been very fun trying to guess the breeds! I am very pleased with those selected for me.

My Brahma was a special request. This breed was not listed as available, but the request was accommodated, kindly via a telephone conversation.

Email has always been promptly answered.

I will most definitely order again from My Pet Chicken.

Positive LOVEIGEE
(1 review)
On Nov 3, 2011, LOVEIGEE Smyrna, GA wrote:

I just received happy, healthy chicks Tuesday from MPC. They are all eating and drinking....too cute. This was my second time ordering from them. This is the best company for ordering chicks. They were shipped Monday and I received Tuesday morning @ 10:30. Customer service oriented and very sweet.

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