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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mayberry Chicken Shack, Jan 24, 2013.
Does anyone know when Tractor Supply's chick Days start?
They vary from location to location. I would call the one you plan to go to and ask them.
Feed store chick days typically start in March and run through May or June in my experience, but sometimes they have February days as well. But as Impress said, the individual store should be able to give you a schedule. I just got the schedule for my local one, so excited!
Becareful half of the staff can't tell you what is what.
You will have to call your local Tractor Supply store(s) to see when they will get the baby chicks in.
It varies from store to store.
Dates can also change if the hatchery that supplies them has a delay on their hatches.
And as someone else pointed out, the TSC staff are Tractor Supply employees; they are not chicken experts and do not necessarily own or know about chickens. So do not expect them to give you a whole lot of advice on chicken keeping or breeds. They know what is written on the sheets of paper in front of the chick bins. It's up to the buyer to know beforehand what they are buying and how to care for a baby chick.
I know I CAN"T WAIT!!!!!! I have too many chickens already but... I want them!!!!!!
Last year was the first time the tractor supply here had them, no one there knew anything about chickens, it was pretty bad. I was there enough though looking through all the breeds that when they got there last huge shipment in before Easter they let me in the back before they put them out and I sorted through probably 100 chicks and pulled out 6 silkies which was what i was looking for! Planning on doing something like that again although I have NO idea where I'll put them all.
One more thing to add here, they also do not have any of the chicks, they sell, vaccinated for Marek's.
You definitely need to talk to the person that does the ordering at your specific Tractor Supply. Don’t just talk to anyone there, talk to the person that does the ordering for any specific information. One of the other employees might be able to tell you something basic like when they are expected, but then they might get it wrong and you can miss it.
Not all Tractor Supplies get their chicks from the same hatchery. Not all order the same types of chicks. Some will order pullets, bantams, or something else and know enough to keep them separate from the regular straight run chicks. Some don’t. Some will order chicks once and it’s over with. Chick Days lasts less than a week at my local TSC. They have four bins: ducks, bantams, red chicks, and mixed chicks. No pullet bin. Some will keep getting new chicks for months and give you several options.
Some Tractor Supplies will let you order specific chicks as part of their big order and let you know when to come pick them up. That way you can get around the minimum shipping numbers some hatcheries have and the TSC takes the risk of chicks dying in transit. My TSC orders from McMurray and will order chicks for you, but those are delivered straight to your house and the McMurray minimums apply. I’m better off just ordering them myself and avoiding the TSC mark-up.
And you can check with the other feed stores. TSC is not the only ones that have Chick Days. My local Orscheln’s has a much better one that my local TSC.
They usually have them around Easter. Be careful if you are only in the market for pullets though. I bought six Easter egger pullets and 4 turned out to be Roos.
Chick days are starting some states get their chicks on Monday! e