Chicks in January?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ernie G, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Ernie G

    Ernie G Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know where to buy chicks in January?
     
  2. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd check some of the online hatcheries, or Craig's list for local breeders.
     
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  3. WallabyOfChaos

    WallabyOfChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal Poultry in Cameron, TX hatches year-round. http://www.idealpoultry.com/
    They have a lot more variety than most hatcheries, though many breeds are sold out until next year. They are having a special on Barred Rock pullets, Black Sex Link pullets, Rhode Island Red pullets, and assorted straight-run bantams right now.
     
  4. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are worried about recieving a box of frozen chicks in the mail ( depending on where you live and how cold it gets) think about doing a wanted ad for chicks on craigs list, and having someone firing up the incubator for you and hatching, or slipping a few under a broody hen.

    SHipping when 1/2 the country is freezing can be traumatic. Or not, depending on the weather and how many chicks you are sending.
     
  5. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It definitely depends on where. I'm located in Georgia, and I hatch year-round, as long as the ladies are laying. However, I only have leghorns, plymouth rock, and easter eggers laying right now. I also don't ship.

    But I also know I'm not the only one in this area who hatches year-round. So I'm sure there is at least one person in your area as well.
     

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