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post #1 of 16
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Hi,

I was going to pick up some chicks from a hatchery in Ohio, but they said it was against Ohio law to sell quantities of fewer than six, one day old chicks. Does anyone know if this is true, and what the basis of this law would be?

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post #2 of 16

Meyer Hatchery in Ohio will sell less than 6 day old chicks in an order. We were going to get 4 this past spring, but I decided to buy from a local farm friend instead.  Look under the Small Order Program information.

http://www.meyerhatchery.com/


http://www.meyerhatchery.com/page_205.htm


Edited by keljonma - 8/22/08 at 5:45pm
post #3 of 16

I do know that it is illegal for the feed stores to sell less than six chicks, and that is to keep people from buying "pet" chickens at Easter time.

post #4 of 16

Sorry, can't help you with the law, but was it Mt. Healthy Hatchery?

post #5 of 16
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Actually it was the Ridgway Hatchery, I figured that it was probably to prevent pet Easter chicks. The folks at Ridgway seem nice and honest  enough, so I suppose that there is some truth to it.

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post #6 of 16

They're addictive, you'll end up with 100 anyways!!!lol

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Quail_Antwerp 

I do know that it is illegal for the feed stores to sell less than six chicks, and that is to keep people from buying "pet" chickens at Easter time.


I think that is such a stupid law. some people only want one or two chicks or ducks as pets. They dont want 6. So they end up getting 6 chicks/ducks, and keeping 1 or two and dumping the rest.

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post #8 of 16

Six is a good number anyway.  I thought with six pullets I would have eggs to give to everybody, but it turns out I am using almost all of them.

post #9 of 16

Mt healthy hatchery told me the same thing that minimum order was six. I only wanted four but my Husband said that six is a good number and it was no problem.

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post #10 of 16

Hi everyone,
I've had chickens for a over a year now and all of my family thinks it really cool.  My sister in Beavercreek Ohio is interested in getting into chickens for the pet/egg factors.  I see from your  posts that you can't purchase less than six, so does that mean it is legal to have them?  I've been trying to look up the bylaws there but am getting nowhere.  Can any of you help?

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