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How early can i order chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dadsdeercamp, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    I live in central mn and want to order some RC brown leghorn chicks and need to know if it would be safe for them to be shipped in feb or should I wait ?
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Check with your local feed stores. They normally have some idea what time they receive chicks each year.
    Feb seems a little early for your neck of the woods..
  3. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2012
    You're gonna want to wait until its warmer. If they get a chill, they will more then likely not survive the trip. And I'm sure MN in feb is gonna be pretty cold.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The trucks the post office uses are not heated.
  5. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    So i will wait till april or may the hatchery told me feb. with a heat pack would work but I wanna be safe would hate to get a box of dead chicks. thanks for the advice.
  6. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2011
    Baldwinsville, NY
    I just ordered some and I live in Central NY. I figured if I get them now they will have plenty of feathers by mid december. And I'll have eggs come May
  7. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    It is 33 degrees and snowing here
  8. silkieluver50

    silkieluver50 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2012
    It would be best to wait until your place get`s warmer so it would be a better choice because not long ago a lot of my chicks died because of the snow and it gets colder and colder everyday at my place since it`s almmost winter so that would be a better idea to make sure there safe good luck with your chicks!!
  9. eggspert

    eggspert Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2012
    My Coop
    chicks need a lot of warmth, so if its to cold, wait until its warmer.
    if they are kept inside, then they are fine. good luck with your chickens!

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