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Originally Posted by SilkieChickenLover336 

thx i will probably just ask them


Good luck since the people working there probably will have no idea.  They sure don't at the local one.  That being said the 6 sexed pullets that I got from them last spring were 3 SS, 2 production reds and a white rock.  Sexing was correct and the birds are doing well.  Just remember that because someone works for a feed store that doesn't mean they know a  darn thing about chickens.


That is sooooo true

 

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6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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Are the chick prices at the Tractor Supply the same as the hatcheries (just without shipping)?

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Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Are the chick prices at the Tractor Supply the same as the hatcheries (just without shipping)?


no i think its a little lower!

 

6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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Are the chick prices at the Tractor Supply the same as the hatcheries (just without shipping)?


no i think its a little lower!


You do have the advantage of knowing they have arrived alive and are eating/drinking as well as not deformed.  On the other hand I have observed kids and well-meaning people manhandling the poor things--"Oh they are so cute!!!"--so you don't know what trauma or internal injuries they have suffered.

I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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post #15 of 545

Sometimes, feed stores will act as a "middle man" between customers and the hatchery.  That might be what the order form is for -- something above and beyond what they will be carrying in-store so that you can have a custom order.  You should be able to find out which hatchery the feed store orders from.

post #16 of 545

I bought my bantam chicks at TSC last year. The bantam bin was a mix of mostly games from what I could tell, but I was able to pick out 6 Mille Fleur D'Uccles, and there was 1 silkie in there. They got theirs from Mt. Healthy hatchery, but it depends on where you are. As far as the order form, you can order chicks through the store. The place they normally get their "chick days" chicks from, is where yours will come from. If you're going to order though,  you're better off just ordering on your own, and direct shipping, instead of having them go to the store.

post #17 of 545

I bought my first 7 chicks from Tractor Supply last summer from the "assorted pullets" group.  They had only been in the store an hour or so and I wound up with 4 of the 7 being roosters.

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post #18 of 545
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No, no ornamental or rare chicks. sad If they did, I'd be there in a heartbeat! Still, I wonder what they include in their Bantam special. Bantam varieties of larger chickens? Old English? Wish they had more details!


We got several of their assorted bantams last year and they turned out to be bantam cochins, and old english games.  I got rid of the OEGB early as they were very aggressive.  I still have the cochins-so sweet.

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post #19 of 545
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Originally Posted by woodmort 
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Originally Posted by SilkieChickenLover336 
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Originally Posted by AlienChick 

Are the chick prices at the Tractor Supply the same as the hatcheries (just without shipping)?


no i think its a little lower!


You do have the advantage of knowing they have arrived alive and are eating/drinking as well as not deformed.  On the other hand I have observed kids and well-meaning people manhandling the poor things--"Oh they are so cute!!!"--so you don't know what trauma or internal injuries they have suffered.


hmm

Yeah, someone else mentioned the torture the chicks go thru with everyone handling them. They suggested getting to the store as soon as it opens to get first pick.

Are the baby chicks separated (males/females)?  ...do they sell bantam size pullets or just straight run?
I'm new to all of this and I noticed the hatcheries sell bantams as straight run.

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Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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post #20 of 545

The local one sells the large breeds either sexed or straight run.  Bantams chicks are tough to sex so most places won't guarantee.

I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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