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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Claire_Bear, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    Omg! I'm just so excited about getting chickens, but there is one problem. I was ordering them from Mcmurray hatchery and they send a minimum of 25 chicks, and I really dont want 25 chicks. Any suggestions, recommendations? I want about 10 of them.
  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Songster

    Apr 2, 2007
    New Jersey
    Hi, Claire....I know! the 25 chick minimum isnt good for me either. I think ideal hatchery has a minimum of $20 for chick orders so figure about $2.00+ a chick thats bout 10 of em. However theres always the possability of getting exta males for warmth! What to do with all thoes boys. And then theirs Mypetchicken.com which uses a special packaging system for their chicks so you can get as little as 3 shipped to you. I think im going to go this route myself. They dont sell chicks at any feed stores by me....but you should also try checking at you local feed stores...you never know....I hope this helps![​IMG] -Dom
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  3. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    Thanks so much! I thought all hope was lost! omg thank you! [​IMG]
  4. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    If you only want a few chicks, check with the local 4-H or a FFA group. They usually have chicks for sale or know where to get them locally.
  5. demonique

    demonique In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    I only wanted ten... but I'm getting 29! *laugh* Guess I'll see how it goes! *grin*
  6. edbama2

    edbama2 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Slocomb, Alabama
    It is just an extra 15! If you get the chic fever real bad, you might be adding more later. LOL! Let people on here know where you are at and maybe someone will want some in your area. [​IMG]

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