has anyone ordered day olds online to be shipped?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orlandoluv1, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    spring valley , CA
    like i said i want to give my chick some company. has anyone ordered day olds online and if so from where. most of the places ive seen you need to order 25 or more. i dont need that many. i just want like 5. any suggestions? none of my feed stores around here have any.
  2. silkhope

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Start with www.mypetchicken.com - they only require you order 3, but you will pay for a heating pad to be shipped with them.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Meyer hatchery has a small order program and i ordered from them last fall. We ordered 7 pullets, they sent 8 and the extra was of the same gender and breed of what we ordered (no 'males for warmth' like Ideal does) . we're in NC and got them the next morning (Tues) after they were shipped out on Monday.


    Be prepared to spend more for shipping than for the chicks though...
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Ideal only has a minimum $ amount. So you can order less chicks
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Try looking for a local hatchery... you could be able to pick up live chicks. Seems to me there was one or two farms out 94 East towards Jamul.
    Or, Craigslist... I've gotten some wonderful hens from people that are moving and can't take their birds with them. We have a bunch of chicks posted in our local Craigslist...
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Pm me... I have some babies hatching today & a friend as some hatching tomorrow. Plus another friend of mine as some baby chicks for sale.
  7. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I agree with Mrs.AK-I found a really nice hatchery only 20 miles away from me, and he had much lower minimums if I picked them up.

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