How do I buy 2-3 chicks in NH?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Svejk, May 26, 2010.

  1. Svejk

    Svejk Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone please tell me how to buy only a few (2-4) chicks in NH? I want them for my kids, but live in a city and can't possibly have 12 chickens in my yard.
    Thanks!
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    check local feed stores to see if anyone has signs up
    check craigs list
    check any local publication that advertises things for sale
     
  3. Svejk

    Svejk Out Of The Brooder

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    I monitor Craigslist, but hadn't thought of feed stores.
     
  4. MomtoSyd&Emma

    MomtoSyd&Emma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say buy the 12 or so that you can, raise them up, then sell them once they are older, that way you and your children will be able to pick out your favorite hens by then!!!
     
  5. Svejk

    Svejk Out Of The Brooder

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    Another very interesting idea, and one that I hadn't thought of before. That would make it extremely easy to get the chicks I want. Hmm. My wife will kill me...
     
  6. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    tell her you only ordered 3 but they sent the others for warmth lol.

    No don't lie.. Just tell her buy selling the extras you will make the money back that you spend on feed.
     
  7. tigerkitten45

    tigerkitten45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Svejk.......depending on what part of the state you are in the local Tractor Supply companies usually have chicken swaps going on during the weekends.....there will be one at the Littleton Tractor Supply this saturday i believe. They list the chicken swaps in one of the forums here. I have an assortment of bantams i will be bringing to the one in Tilton in June.
     
  8. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could order from MyPetChicken.com because you can order as little as three chicks.
     
  9. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
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    I have sexed pullets and I am in Goffstown NH...
     
  10. Myers Hatchery or My Pet Chicken [​IMG]
     

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