Getting Chicks In The Mail?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenGirl3, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Everybody,
    I wanted to get some baby chicks from a hatchery and In my county It Is illegal the have chickens... unless you have two acres. I have some now ( In hiding ), will the chicks start peeping when the come in? [​IMG]
     
  2. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is no hiding what the package is, it has holes in it and it says live chicks and they make lots of noise. Does your area have Craigslist whish is a great way to get them locally here in NH. Good luck!
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The Post Master knows you have less than 2 acres?
     
  4. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto! As far as the post office knows, your giving them as a gift. I wouldn't worry about the post office, as long as you get along with your neighbors and they don't have a problem with chickens. They are the ones that know you don't have 2 acres [​IMG] and they may not even know about the ordinance!
     
  5. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, I guess I sticking with craigslist. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto! As far as the post office knows, your giving them as a gift. I wouldn't worry about the post office, as long as you get along with your neighbors and they don't have a problem with chickens. They are the ones that know you don't have 2 acres [​IMG] and they may not even know about the ordinance!

    One of my neighbors is an acre away and the other one has moved out [​IMG] !
     
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  7. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And i thought we had strange laws. [​IMG]
     
  8. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unless you are getting something that is illegal to send in the mail, (which chickens aren't) the mail people aren't allowed to do, say anything about it. If you live in a super small town where the mayor's wife works in the post office or something, or someone has a vendetta against you ... (I live in a very small town and not even I can imagine this) see if a friend in another town will let you use her address or something if you really want to deal with a hatchery. Also, I live within a 2 hour driving distance to a hatchery and could go pick them up myself if I wanted to... not always an option but it's possible.

    Mostly the people who are receiving the mail in the early morning which is when you get called and pick them up etc don't much care about who's got what coming in.
     
  9. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You go ChickenGirl3! I wouldn't worry about it too much, I am a rural mail carrier, and I can tell you, the clerks aren't thinking about ordinance when baby chicks come in, they just want you to come get them! [​IMG] That is kind of a strange law, but it sounds like they are just trying to discourage chickens, they probably wont spend a lot of time enforcing something like that. Good luck!
     

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