Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ernie G, Dec 9, 2013.
Anyone know where to buy chicks in January?
I'd check some of the online hatcheries, or Craig's list for local breeders.
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.
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.
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.