Chicks for sale

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Zzguy, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the San Diego area and i'm almost done building my coop. I want to buy chicks now, but it seems the 2 places a called won't have chickens in for atleast another 2 weeks. are there no chicks for sale this time of year? any advice??[​IMG]
     
  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the bay area, and I will have chicks available, although it would be a bit of a long drive. [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I'm surprised you found someone that will have them in 2 weeks. Most
    hatcheries are done for the year. Shipping birds is hard now because
    of the Christmas season.

    Wait the two weeks.
     
  4. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    ok sounds good. also, in the summer here it gets really hot. Is heat a problem? would it be good to put some screens on my coop-in-progress to help ventilate it?
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If the coop isn't finished yet, why are you looking to get chics now and can't wait until the coop is finished?

    Finish the coop, then buy the chics and all will be much better off. [​IMG]
     
  6. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    well the coop will be most likely be done in a few days, and i figure sense the chicks will probably have to live in my garage in a card board box or something till they are older, the timing would work out.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I say wait till spring when the major hatcheries will have their supplies in line and have chicks ready to go. This time of year is hard to get any variety really. Plus, if you did shipping, having them lost with the holiday season packages would be terrible.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Oh, I see.
    I'd just be worried about the holiday shipping nightmare.
     
  9. Zzguy

    Zzguy Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, thanks for the advice. but about the heat in the summer, any advice on that? do chickens get hot??
     
  10. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken do get hot. How hot does it get where you live? You will want to provide plenty of ventilation to your coop, especially as you live somewhere that it gets hot but you don't have to worry about harsh winters. I would design your coop for maximum ventilation.
     

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