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

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

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooooo meee toooo! I can't wait to see nad hear those little peeps!
     
  3. Doopy

    Doopy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why do you think they would be poor quality?
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Mary

    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

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    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

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    Let the addiction begin!!!!
     

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