how old are hoover's hatchery chicks when they get shipped and arrive?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickenlittle21, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. chickenlittle21

    chickenlittle21 In the Brooder

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    I have recently ordered 15 chicks from Hoover's hatchery and I want to know how old they will be.
     
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  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Wrangling Ducks

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    Probably around 3 days old...
     
  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    My chicks from Meyer ship same day that hatch (or they say) I got them the next day.
     
  4. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    They’re only hours old when they’re actually shipped.

    By the time they arrive they’ll be 2 or 3 days old.
     
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  5. goldysgirl

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    I ordered from Ideal in Texas this spring. I live in PA. They hatched around 10 am and arrived about 7 am next day...standard shipping so I couldn't believe it...and wasn't ready for them. I was getting ready to leave for work and had taken the next day off expecting chicks that day. I live in a tiny town and the sweet lady at the post office offered to call me as soon as they came in and she even let me pick up before they opened. It was good that she did. One of my little Japanese was super tiny, weak, and only as big as my thumb. I was worried it wouldn't make it. After sitting under the lamp for 30 minutes with food and water he was tip top!
     
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  6. chickenlittle21

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    thank you all.
     
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  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    There's a window from the time of hatch where chicks don't need food, their still consuming nutrients from their yolk. That's why they ship them so young. It actually gets harder to ship the older they are.
     
  8. chickenlittle21

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    hello, now my chicks are 2 weeks old
     
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  9. goldysgirl

    goldysgirl Songster

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    You should post a pic!
     
  10. chickenlittle21

    chickenlittle21 In the Brooder

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    ok
     
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