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Does anyone know of a hatchery that will ship only 2-3 chicks at a time?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by koakritters, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking to get several more chickens for my coop, I want to get something cool like a Phoenix and something else neat and different looking. They are a part of a petting farm so I like having the more unusual breeds people have never seen before. (They are mostly for looking at not being pet!)

    Does anyone know of a hatchery that has lots of breeds that will ship only 2-3 at a time? I was thinking of waiting for TSC chick days but last time the most "unusual" ones they got were silkies, and I have 5 already.
     
  2. insanity

    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might try mypetchicken.com. they offer a three chick minimum depending on your location. but like i live in the boonies so i had to get 7 because shipping will take 3 days.
     
  3. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll go look :)
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would worry about the chicks getting cold with so few.
     
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    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    carefull chicken math does apply. i wanted 5 chicks, they said at least 7, 30 chicks later i closed my order. lol
     
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  6. Charlieandlola

    Charlieandlola Out Of The Brooder

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    My pet chicken ships small quantities using a heat pack I believe. Last year I wanted to order from them, but the shipping cost was prohibitive. I ended up checking craigslist and waiting for the early fairs of the year to see if anyone was selling anything unusual.
     
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    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they only charged me 28 or 29 bucks flat rate and i think it was like 36 bucks for under 15 chicks.
     
  8. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MyPetChicken can ship 5-3 chickens. 5 if bantams, 3 if normal size. i got 5 banties myself :)
     
  9. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check out ideal poultry
     
  10. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hoovers hatchery 5 bucks fee for minimum order also cheap shipping
     

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