Anywhere online that is not sold out??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mollychick2013, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. mollychick2013

    mollychick2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are wanting to get some more baby chicks, I am not finding anything local and online everywhere is sold out. Is there any online baby chick hatchery that is not sold out?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Choices and availability is very limited in fall. Whether hatcheries or top breeders of fancy fowl, fall is the time of year that flocks are examined, birds slow down dramatically in laying, older birds moult and breeding pens have long been broken up. The demand is very low as well.

    This is natural, for North America anyhow. Daylight hours are decreasing and winter is coming. The hatcheries and breeders won't put their breeders back together until the first of the year. Right now, it is decision time. What birds go and which birds stay.

    Hope this helps in understanding why few chicks are available this time of year.
     
  3. saltnprepper

    saltnprepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got chicks from Meyer Hatchery just 3 weeks ago.
     
  4. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got chicks from Ideal last week. RIR, BO, SS, barred and white rocks. They seemed to have a good selection when I placed the order, and the chickens came overnight and were healthy.
     
  5. saltnprepper

    saltnprepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meyer has a brown egg layer assortment available to ship on the 15th
     
  6. lcammack

    lcammack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe try Welp Hatchery. We got 28 Red stars end of August and it looked like they had many more ship dates avail. All 28 of our chicks are doing great, not one death, and all have been extremely healthy. I would definitely buy from them again. Oh and their prices include shipping, they were very well priced.
     
  7. ShinShien

    ShinShien Overrun With Chickens

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    I got 6 blue americaunas *sp?* from mypetchicken September 30th. They may still be shipping, not sure.
     
  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Certain breeders have a nice availability right now. Just check online for breeders near you. Breeders are not hatcheries but they ship out and have no minimum order usually. I get silkies so I use silkie breeders. Just check online for type of birds you want and try private breeders. I have three coming soon from breeder. Breeders usually have a great availability now. Its spring when they get limited availability. You might want to give a breeder a try. Chicks from most breeders are around 15 dollars a chick but they usually have a nice quality of bird. You might want too look into it?
     
  9. brokenarra

    brokenarra New Egg

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    FYI,

    I was in Rural King this past Sunday, and they had day old chicks. Three water troughs worth.
    This is in Bloomington, Indiana.
     
  10. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Did you find your chicks?if so where? If not do give the breeders online a try. They ship out to you and chicks are not usually very expensive. Most breeders have a good availability right now. That's how I'm getting mine. Just wondering if you were successful in finding your babies online yet? Best wishes
     

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