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Hatchery chicks vs. Home hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jewlss, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Jewlss

    Jewlss Out Of The Brooder

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    i find it more difficult to raise hatchery chicks vs. home hatched chicks.
    a lot of my hatchery chicks i buy die the first day i get them and their so little.. compared to chicks i hatch at home, none die.
    [​IMG] i don't think im doing anything wrong. Does anyone else have this problem? Have any tips[​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are the hatchery chicks being shipped directly to you, or are you picking them up from a retailer who has had then shipped? The major difference between home-hatched birds and hatchery birds is that with home hatch you aren't dealing with the issues involved with shipping stress.
     
  3. Jewlss

    Jewlss Out Of The Brooder

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    They are being shipped from Texas to California.
    this is my first year buying the chicks i bought from ideal poultry
    i bought 70 and 11 died in the first 3 days they seem to be really small [at least they look small to me]
    their about 2-3 weeks now but still small. id like to buy more i just dont want alot to die on me.
     

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