Are there any hatcheries that ship less than 25 chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jerseygirl1, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than www.mypetchicken.com?
    I only want about 10-15 chicks (assorted) and I don't have an incubator for hatching eggs
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I'd check a local feed store this spring. It's cheaper than shipping, and easier on the birds I think. CO-OP and TSC always has them here.
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried, we have no local feed store, and TSC sells only sickly chicks
     
  4. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    I believe that Ideal Poultry only has a minimum of $25 worth of chicks. And I also think that Meyer Hatchery has a small order program. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Hmm...any Swap Meets or local breeders? I have found some at Flea Markets as well but you have to ask a million questions and watch how some of the people interact with the animals to know how they were raised, and sometimes thats a crapshoot. Sorry you are having trouble finding some. Maybe you could find someone on here that has an assortment and pay them to hatch/ship to you, or if close enough do a local pickup option. I have acquired birds many different ways from one chick to 25, and even more when getting eggs. Just check your options. I would also try Craigslist. That way when you pick up, you can SEE the living environent. Best of luck, hope you find this helpful, that's really all I know to tell you. [​IMG]
     
  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cackle Hatchery -15
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, Ideal is the best, no chick minimum, just a $25 order minimum and a HUGE selection
     
  8. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 10 pullets from Ideal a couple of years ago. There's a comments section on the order form. Specify "No Males For Warmth!" and you won't get any. I had to buy insurance for the order since there were so few chicks involved. It was a whopping $1.65. I had expected it would be much more expensive.

    It was early spring, so still pretty cold, and all 10 of my pullets arrived alive and healthy. One was a bit pitiful at first, but she recovered within the hour under the heatlamp. I was very happy with that transaction. [​IMG]
     
  9. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Healthychicksandmore.com something like that. I think the minimum is 10
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they will add extras for warmth unless you specify not to. Roos of course.
     

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