Feedstore's getting chicks in September?

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  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was getting feed for my flock I asked the guy if they knew what breeds they would be getting in the Spring. He told me he didn't have a clue, but he did know what they were getting next month!

    Is this common? They normally only have chicks from Jan-June, this is the first time I've heard of it.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like it would be worth checking out. They must have the demand for them - still have time to do some serious growing up before winter.
     
  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I will be.

    I talked to a lady who worked there and she said it was because Ideal gives them sort of a discount.They get shipments in from the 8th of September all the way through to the end of October.

    On the 22nd of September they are getting in RIRs, BRs, SLWs, EEs, Cornish X and Welsummers. [​IMG]

    I'm planning on getting one of everything EXCEPT the Cornish X.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    good choice
     
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  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :eek:. Please tell me you don't live near Ohio.....I just can't! But I totally would! :D
     
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  6. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just glad its not the spring when they have 10+ breeds at a time and several assortment bins![​IMG]
    Sadly, no. I'm closer to Mexico then to you (SW TX).[​IMG]
     
  7. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fall is a perfect time to get chicks, in a way it makes more sense than getting them in spring. Spring chicks start laying just in time for the days to grow short and slow down production. A fall chick will be ready to lay in the spring and should give you a great spring, summer and fall full of eggs.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My local places usually do a fall run of chicks. Not for near as long as in the spring, and a much smaller selection. It's usually the "core" breeds--Reds, sex links, rocks, EE and buff Orps.
     
  9. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my local feedstore gets chicks until the beginning of october.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    That's rare. Most feed stores have chicks Jan-May/June. Some will have them until August. There was a feed store in our area that had chicks year-around, but they went out of business [​IMG]
     

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