How early can i order chicks?

dadsdeercamp

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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 ?
 

math ace

Crowing
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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..
 

kreagerm

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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.
 

dadsdeercamp

Say goodnight gracie
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Sep 24, 2010
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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.
 

sparrker

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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
 

silkieluver50

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Oct 21, 2012
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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.
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!!
 

eggspert

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Mar 30, 2012
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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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