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Tractor Supply's chicks?

post #1 of 44
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Sorry, not sure if this is the right place for this question. Does anyone know how Tractor Supply (or other stores) put out their chicks? Do they have the males and females separated or do you just get whatever?

Lisa 
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post #2 of 44

Our feed store orders pullets only.   But of course the hatcheries that the feed store gets them from only claim a 95% accuracy on sexing.     Which ever feed store you get them from, will tell you what they are putting out.

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post #3 of 44

The chicks at our TSC are straight run and there is a minimum order, and there is not a big variety. I would rather order what i want.

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post #4 of 44

I got 12 chicks from Tractor Supply. I was told they were hens. I got 6 hens and 6 roosters. What a nightmare. The roos got so aggresive and I had to get my Dad to do the deed. They are a mix. My local store wont carry chicks now. They said because of avian flu.

post #5 of 44

I see you are in NY, do you have a Country Max Supply?   Ask them what they order?

Fondly called the the crazy lady neighbor with- 1 Hubby, 3 children, 2 Springer Spaniels, 1 crazy cat, 1 Austrolorp, 1 Deleware, 1 Barred Rock, 1 guinea pig, 1 Arab/QH gelding, 1 Spotted Draft mare, and a tank full of fish...am I forgetting anything??
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Fondly called the the crazy lady neighbor with- 1 Hubby, 3 children, 2 Springer Spaniels, 1 crazy cat, 1 Austrolorp, 1 Deleware, 1 Barred Rock, 1 guinea pig, 1 Arab/QH gelding, 1 Spotted Draft mare, and a tank full of fish...am I forgetting anything??
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post #6 of 44

I tell my feed store exactly what kind of Bantam chicks I want.   

Then, they order Standards for me. 

barnie

post #7 of 44

Our Tractor Supply no longer carries chicks, you have to special order them and they're only straight run.

Susan

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post #8 of 44

Our TSC orders them from Ideal and ships them straight to you.  They do have a variety of them to choose from.  I would order directly though.

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post #9 of 44

My tractor supply aske dmy husband to have me write up a bid to hatch for easter well I didn't do it (moral thing, small bator, greedy me, not enough chickens to provide the #s they were talkking) so I would make sure where you TS gets their chicks first.

post #10 of 44
Thread Starter 

LOL, OK, never mind, I'm just going to order from Meyer! Sheesh, I was hoping the local scene wouldn't be chaos but, well, what can you expect?

Is it wrong to want what I want when I want it?? wink

Lisa 
1 hubby, 2 kids (ok, 1 is 18 now, so not technically a kid), 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 hamster, and a 10 beautiful RIRs!
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