Freedom Ranger Hatchery

  • Freedom Ranger Hatchery

    Posted by soma_farms on March 27, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    I was wondering if anyone else received an order from Freedom Ranger Hatchery recently. I got my order of meat chicks in about a week about and just received a letter in the mail from my state saying they have to be quarantined for 21 days because of an alleged avian flu outbreak. I have all healthy chicks and have not even lost any. Curious if others are getting the same or if anyone has gotten something like this. Did anything come of it? I have already called the hatchery and am waiting for a call back.

    Update: The hatchery called me back and explained the situation which is that there have been outbreaks in that state (PA) and they are just on the outside boundaries of one of the outbreak so they have to apply for additional licenses to ship (another way to ding food the industry). So every state is treating it differently. Mine is requiring quarantine for 21 days apparently (huge eye roll). He mentioned that the flu cannot survive the temperature of the incubator OR the temperature you have to keep your brooder at for the chicks to survive. So for anyone panicking, there ya go! No worries. Still curious about others

    • This discussion was modified 11 months ago by  soma_farms.
    • This discussion was modified 11 months ago by  soma_farms.
    soma_farms replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 5 Members · 9 Replies
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  • PureMountain

    Member
    March 27, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    Curious – What is your state?

    • soma_farms

      Member
      March 27, 2023 at 9:38 pm

      Maine

  • Squashmania

    Member
    March 27, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    I am not finding any hatchery listed as ,”Freedom Hatchery”.

    I did find a PA “Freedom Ranger Hatchery”.

    Would this be the one you are discussing?

    • soma_farms

      Member
      March 27, 2023 at 9:38 pm

      Yes that one. Sorry left out Ranger.

  • Squashmania

    Member
    March 27, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    I looked online and it looks like their most recent outbreak was March……2022. I think you’re safe.

    • This reply was modified 11 months ago by  Squashmania.
    • soma_farms

      Member
      March 28, 2023 at 9:19 pm

      I’m not freaking out because I think I have sick chicks or going to get germs from my chickens…I am on freesteading.com 🤣 I’m just upset my state is making a big deal of it and possibly scaring others – especially first timers. I’m trying to encourage sufficiency. I am also pissed they are making hatchery’s buy additional licenses just because they happen to fall in the area. This is nonsense and only going to raise cost for other people and discourage buisness.

  • DrumminSon

    Member
    March 27, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    I’m sure we will have to vaccinate or destroy our flocks voluntarily or by force…

  • FrostmourneFarm

    Member
    March 28, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks for the heads up for when I get my chickens soon.

    • soma_farms

      Member
      March 28, 2023 at 10:13 pm

      I got it almost a week after I received my chicks and I was told all states are behaving differently so unless you’re in Maine, you may get nothing or maybe something similar to what I got.

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