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Feed stove vs. hatchery.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cluky, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Cluky

    Cluky Songster

    Apr 13, 2012
    FEED STORE or Hatchery, my spelling is terrible.
    Looking though posts here, I came across the post where someone mentioned not to buy chicks from a feed store but buy them from a hatchery. I would like to know why? I am new to this chicken thing so this is first time I came across this information. Is there a difference?
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Most feed stores get their chicks from a hatchery anyhow and sell them. At least mine does.
  3. nicolets

    nicolets Songster

    May 14, 2010
    Monroe County, PA
    chicmom is right. Feed stores just supply them to you at lower quantities, and also deal with any deaths that may have occurred during shipments for you. However they are not always known for their experience with chicks and are not always kept in the greatest of conditions.
  4. ButchGood

    ButchGood Songster

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    With the hatchery you can really get what you want. Nearly any breed of chicken. If the feed store happen to have what I wanted, id buy from them. But it is very exciting to recieve your chicks by mail. I got 16 this year and they all came in alive and very healthy. It was very fun.

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