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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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.
This is my third delivery of chicks from MPC. They called at 2:00 on Monday...they had to substitute a chick and called to ask which one I would like...and my chickens arrived at 10:00 am Tuesday. Man that was quick!! All of the chicks are healthy, happy and active!
On Oct 11, 2011, lovemypets Fort Collins, CO wrote:
I picked this website and hatchery because they offered so much great information. Their site was easy to navigate. I felt very comfortable ordering here. I ordered 18 chicks of various breeds. They arrived from CT to Colorado and we didn't lose one single chick. They were healthy, active and so darn cute. If you just keep track of their vents getting gunked up if you know what I mean, you will have no problems. We were so happy, we ordered 12 more chicks and they too arrived safe and sound. We haven't lost one chick. They are growing like crazy and just as friendly as can be. I would buy again and again from mypetchicken.com. What a super, fantastic business and service they provide to the public.
New chicken owner here. Bought the Alexandria coop and it's great. well designed, great customer support and frankly, I don't know how they put such a superior product together and ship it for such a great price. I live in Los Angeles, and I really think it would have cost me more to just buy the lumber and hardware retail.
I had a few questions, which they took the time to answer (which was a while because I've never had chickens before). During my chat with them, I asked what the color name was in case I wanted to touch up the coop, and I suggested they double latch the door in the future. A week later, a package of touch up paint and an extra latch just shows up in the mail. Where else do you get customer service like that????? I'm very impressed and grateful that I felt I had a lifeline for any questions or problems I might run into. So far, all six chicks are happy and safe in their new home!
My Pet Chicken is one of the best companies I've ever dealt with. I bought six baby chicks this summer (six different breeds) and they all arrived in great shape. They are now seven weeks old and they are the friendliest chickens I've ever owned (and beautiful). I also bought a chicken coop from My Pet Chicken and am thrilled with it. It is very well made and predator proof. I made several calls to My Pet Chicken with questions about chicken care and coops and each person I talked to was very knowledgeable and helpful. There isn't anything this company could have done better. I love my coop, I love my chickens and I love My Pet Chicken. Five stars for sure!
Rather than get my chicks at the grain store, this year I got them from My Pet Chicken and it was a great experience.
Was able to order the breed, and the sex that I wanted. Only got 1 rooster which was what I ordered. The shipping was incredibly fast, the babies were packed very well with cushioning and even a little heat pack. They were all very healthy and have all grown into beautiful birds. We are waiting for our first eggs, shouldn't be long now.
We Love them. And couldn't be happier with the service from My Pet Chicken. Their site has a wealth of information for every chicken owner.
Would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of buying chickens.
5 stars at least!
I chose MyPetChicken because I could order as few as 1 of a type from a good variety, and have them sexed so I don't end up with lots of roosters! All communications with MPC have been quick and clear and helpful. No problem when I canceled one order and made a new one. Chicks arrived in 1 day (all the way to Hawaii!), all in good shape. They are now 11 days old...clean, healthy, funny, happy...we all love them! Thank you!!!!!
my girls are now just starting to lay eggs, and my pet chicken has been there from day one. being new to back yard chickens , they answer all my questions, and did i have a lot, i will always go back to my pet chicken in the future for more chicks. one more thing it a race to the coop to retrive the eggs, i wish i did it years ago. thanks
On Aug 31, 2011, Ginger_duck York Haven, PA wrote:
We've begun assembling the coop and are very impressed with the quality of the materials and the cleverness of the design. The coop will fit beautifully under our second floor elevated sunroom. Our next challenge is to incorporate a small pond for the ducks!
Thank you for your prompt and courteous responses to my emails. I would definitely recommend your products to animal lovers who want to have attractive and well-built housing for their feathered friends. My chihuahuas are eying it up, too but I think they will be observers and visitors not inhabitants!
I ordered baby chicks for the first time with My Pet Chicken, I always just bought them from our near by feed store, and was I surprised when I picked them up at our post office. They were very clean. healthy, beautiful baby chicks. I've had them for two days now and the are doing wonderful. I will definitly order from MPC from now on.
On Aug 17, 2011, newbiecooper Greenlawn, NY wrote:
I received my four chicks right on time. After all of the very useful information provided by mypetchicken.com, we were well prepared. The chicks were in perfect condition, with four nice fluffy butts (no pasty butt), very energetic, and immediately took to their new home. I'm so grateful to have had such a positive experience my first time buying chicks online. I will definitely do it again!
On Aug 11, 2011, FlanneryUnion Jefferson, MD wrote:
In June we ordered 8 chicks of 4 different breeds, to be delivered in August. The chicks arrived exactly how and when promised, and all healthy and beautiful - the postmistress even commented that she hadn't seen such a good-looking group, and they get a lot of chick shipments in our zip area. They are doing great! We love MyPetChicken and will order from them again.
The Flannery Family
Frederick County, MD
This is the second time I've ordered hatchery chicks, and my first order from My Pet Chicken. It was a bit of an impulse buy, as the company was offering a half-price, no shipping charge deal on 25 large breed female chicks with a minimum of 5 different breeds to come. How could I not jump on that?
The website is easy to navigate, and has a lot of information. I picked August 1st as my delivery week, and the chicks arrived on the 3rd, all active, healthy and alert. I even received one extra chick, which not all companies will do.
I got a nice assortment, although the yellow ones are unidentifiable at this age - they could be several different breeds. I did receive 4 Dominiques for sure, which pleases me greatly. That is a less-common breed and one I really like. I might have gotten some Welsummers too, but I'm not positive - this is a fun way to get new chickens.
I've had them for 3 days now, and they are thriving. I'm very pleased with their health. If I ever need to get mail-order chicks again, My Pet Chicken will be at the top of the list.
I ordered my three little peepers to have some backyard layers. They are doing great! They all started eating and drinking right after I showed them their food and water. My Pet Chicken has provided lots of information to make sure I know how to care for the little chicks. I'm looking forward to their delicious eggs in a few months, and I'll enjoy their company while I work in the garden.
We ordered six hatching eggs, seven arrived in perfect condition with excellent instructions, and under our broody hen, six of the seven hatched! We were surprised and delighted, since the hatch rate is predicted to be only about 50%. All six are now healthy happy three-week-old chicks (five girls and a boy!) and our hen is thankfully running around outside again, taking care of them. We're looking forward to our next round of hatching, next spring! And will definitely get our eggs from My Pet Chicken.
On Jul 16, 2011, GayleinTexas Dripping Springs, TX wrote:
Our first order from MyPetChicken was for a chicken coop plan. We needed to build a release cage for a rescue squirrel and decided that it should be usable after the 2 weeks. We spent a couple weeks investigating plans and the coop plans at MPC were the best. The instructions were easy to follow and the squirrel loved it for the week she spent in it. She is free roaming in the back yard for 2 months now.
We got our 6 EE chicks a little over a week ago from MPC. All arrived safe and caused quite the stir in my office. I anticipate several of them will be ordering from MPC soon, including the mail carrier. One chick wasn't interested in eating or even being fed and water with an eye dropper. so died 5 days after we got her. Sad, but the other 5 are thriving and growing like weeds!
The staff have been very responsive, extremely helpful, and truly interested in ensuring we were satisfied with our purchases. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend mypetchicken.com to anyone.
My email to the staff at MyPetChicken.com :
"Our shipment of polish day old ( females ) arrived bright and early this morning and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your outstanding service and attention to care. I have ordered fom other hatcheries and had come to expect certain things of day old chicks, none of which did I encounter as I opened the shipping box that arrived from your company! The chicks were clean, warm, bright and perky. They immediately accepted the water but didn't act parched. They took to the brooder exploring and peeping. Their feathers were tight and clean and they didn't act weak or fall out in front of the heat lamp. I am more pleased than I can express and as I told my husband,
' Ya'll have my business! '
Sincere thanks !
I ordered 15 peeps in March for a delivery date the week of June 6th. They arrived June 7th. The local post office called as soon as they came in. I picked them up within 15 min. of the call. I immediately took them home to put them under a heat lamp. I first showed them the water and when they were all drinking they were shown their food. I kept them confined to a small space and constantly monitered the temperature. The first 3 days I checked on them every 2 hours even in the middle of the night..I set my alarm to get up. It is June 13th now and all the peeps are doing very well. I have doubled their space to roam around now and check on them every 3 to 4 hours to regulate heat, I will lower it each week, which I will do up til they are about a month old. I live in PA and the temps can drop to 56 degrees at night.. on those nights a second heat lamp is turned on to keep a consistant temp for the peeps. They are all very healthy and very active. This is my 3rd order of peeps from "My Pet Chicken" and the past orders were all very healthy peeps also. I have been raising chickens and geese for over 6 years now. I have 20 adult hens of which 10 came from orders from "My Pet Chicken". I like the fact that I can order as few as 5 peeps at a time. I had to pay for special heat packing to ship just 5 but it was well worth it to get the special breeds that I wanted. All of the past orders of peeps have grown into beautiful adult birds and I'm sure this order will too!!! I am very pleased with my dealings with "My Pet Chicken". Wonderful website with lots of information on chicks. Thanks.
This is the second year that I have bought chicks from MPC, both times have been great experiences. Their customer support is timely and helpful. The chicks have all arrived in good health. Last years batch were all pullets which is exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend MY PET CHICKEN.
I ordered my 6 banty chicks a few months ago and immediately got a confirmation and instructions on how to care for them. (I paid extra to have them sexed so we won't know for a few months how successful that went, but NO ONE ELSE sexes banty's!) They hatched on May 8 or 9 and I received them on the 10th in the morning. They seem happy and healthy so far...I was concerend about one really tiny one that seemed a little slower then the others, and when I contacted MPC about her they gave me some tips...one was to give them a little protein. I boiled some eggs, gave them a bit last night, and this morning when I put some egg in the little one grabbed a piece and ran with it! So she is already getting a little spunkier. All in all service has been great...I have emailed them at least 3 or 4 times and they always get back to me within a day. I love my pet chickens!
This is my first time to order live chicks from anywhere and the experience with My Pet Chicken is very positive. The hatching day was May 2nd and I got my 6 Red Star chicks the very next day. Six chicks are the minimum number to be shipped all the way to Hawaii. The ladies arrived in very good condition and are very active. They started eating, drinking and playing right away and are having chick naps frequently. They even learnt to drink from the watering nipple in 5 mins. The only drawback for me was State of Hawaii's agricultural regulations which add 3 to 4 week lead time to obtain Poultry and Bird Import Permit which all was handled and taken care of by My Pet Chicken. Would recommend!
On Dec 30, 2008, isaytomahhtoe Amesbury, MA wrote:
This is a great company for backyard poultry people. We ordered 26 chicks, of 5 different types. They had all but 1 variety available, so they shipped what they had, then shipped the missing variety (plus an extra chick) the following week for free. All of them were healthy, and all have survived. I love the variety that they offer.
On Dec 17, 2008, desertviking Albuquerque, NM wrote:
My Pet Chicken allows small hobby farmers (like me) to order as few as three chicks at a time. This past fall I ordered 4 hens-- a Rhode Island Red, a New Hampshire Red, an Australorp and an Easter Egger. The chicks arrived safe and sound, and are now strapping, happy pullets.
Customer Service is excellent, and shipping is prompt. I had a great experience with this company.