Buying baby chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by huntersdad, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. huntersdad

    huntersdad New Egg

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    Is there a site that will allow you to purchase small numbers of chicks all I have found sites that have a 15 or so minimum
     
  2. Crazycomb

    Crazycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered 10 from http://www.idealpoultry.com I think you can order as few as 8 from them and shipping is very cheap compared to other hatcheries.
     
  3. kcobbs

    kcobbs Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought my babies from Meyer, until Dec. the minimum is 3.
     
  4. ARWyandott

    ARWyandott Out Of The Brooder

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    I also just ordered from idealpoultry.com. Really great prices! $25 dollar minimum, no minimum # per say. I will recieve my order on Friday.
     
  5. salkxsj

    salkxsj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 2 my first time and 5 the next time. www.eastcountyzoo.com
     
  6. Crazycomb

    Crazycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received my chicks from Idealpoultry 2 weeks ago. They were so very healthy and have done very very well! Thank you Idealpoultry.com!
     
  7. MandyFitch

    MandyFitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got off the phone with them. They won't send anything less than 25 now. I wonder what happened?
     
  8. Crazycomb

    Crazycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can buy as few as 8 from Idealpoultry.com and shipping is very cheap. Great, healthy chicks.
     
  9. MandyFitch

    MandyFitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know, thanks!

    So I've got six chicks coming next week from a local source but it's a straight run and I'm counting on getting three pullets out of the six. Don't regale me with horror stories please, I'm a cautious optimist![​IMG]

    I really don't think more than six or eight chickens would be a good idea for my space. But reading about how difficult it is to integrate flocks makes me think I should load up on day-olds born within a few days of each other rather than wait the six weeks to find out how many I have left. Does that make sense? Chicks born within a week of each other CAN be integrated easily, right?
     
  10. Crazycomb

    Crazycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that but in my experience, I have added young chicks to the flock twice with very little problem and added to baby turkeys with the same results. I think it depends mostly on the breed of chicken :)
     

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