How old are TSC chicks generally when they get them in?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a feeling that my incubated eggs won't hatch and I need a few chicks for an anxious 5 year old. I only had 6 out of the 50 eggs hatch so far.

    Also tomorrow is 21 days, how much longer would you let them sit in past 21 days?
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A) I would let them go another day or two, nothing to loose, and you never know...............

    2) The chicks coming into TSC are two or three days old when they arrive.



    Good luck either way.........
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh I'd let them go another couple of days. Folks like to hold that "21 days" up like it's written in stone but it's not. It'd be a horrible shame to toss chicks that would hatch in a few days.

    Hatchery chicks are hatched one day and usually shipped the next, so depending on how long they are in transit they're 2-4 days old when they hit your feed store.
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on keeping them in there, but patience isn't my virtue and it's definitely not my 5 year old's virtue ^_^ Figure a dozen chicks couldn't hurt :)
     

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