Healthy chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zookeeptd, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. zookeeptd

    zookeeptd In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2012
    North Mississippi
    I'm new to raising chickens but it's something I have always wanted to do. We bought ours from a hatchery. I've seen some chicks on CL that I'd love to have! Everywhere I price them online is more than we can pay. The add on CL has been there repeatedly for months. My question is how do I make sure the chicks from the ad are healthy? We did have one hatchery chick die. I worry about bringing in illnesses from other sources.

  2. DCasper

    DCasper Songster

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Tractor Supply and several other stores will be start their annual spring chick sale in a couple days. You can ask what breeds they will have and they should be able to tell you. They should also be able to answer most of your questions.

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