Chicks should be at the feed stores soon.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Don Jr, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Don Jr

    Don Jr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    I know that they will not be of great quailty, but i will still buy a few.
  2. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Carthage, NC
    ooooooo meee toooo! I can't wait to see nad hear those little peeps!
  3. Doopy

    Doopy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    Quote:Why do you think they would be poor quality?
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Since I am into this for the eggs - - -
    not show quality just eating quality - - -
    I am ok with feed store chicks. [​IMG]

    The only thing that frustrates me with feed store chicks is
    when they say oh Yeah, they are pullets
    and then I end up with 4 out of 5 being roos [​IMG]

    Bring on the PULLETS [​IMG]
  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    The local feed store I get the majority of my chicks from published their list today. I am going to stop by tomorrow to reserve my chicks for delivery in early April.[​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Our main local one is getting chicks next week, I think. She has chicks from Jan thru Nov. The only thing is that I will not buy anymore hatchery birds, I have decided.
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Consider this. I was at the feed store last Spring and they had several brooders outside full of baby chicks, all perfectly labeled as to breed. As if in a horror movie, suddenly the long bar holding three stacked pens came loose and dozens and dozens of chicks poured out. A bunch of us customers and a couple of store employees chased them around for about a half hour until we cornered them all. Many were caught in the parking lot, headed for a very busy road. People were just shoving armloads of chicks into the brooder closest to them, including brooders that hadn't accidentally opened. I cannot even imagine the Hatchery Surprise deals that resulted from that day. I went away chuckling, empty handed.


    p.s. get there early! [​IMG]
  8. There is a feed store about 30 miles away that has keets in 4 or 5 colors. See you there !!
  9. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2009
    Mechanicsburg, Ohio
    I don't think the feed stores around here carry chicks till mid-late March....maybe I sould investigate further. That would be a good way to pick up that single bird that I need...[​IMG]
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Let the addiction begin!!!!

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