I'm looking to get one chick to add to my flock. Is there a hatchery out there that will just sell m

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by LucyBO16, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. LucyBO16

    LucyBO16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking to get a Barred Plymouth Rock chick to add to my flock when it grows up. Does anyone know a hatchery that has a minimum of one chick? I can't seem to find one that will just sell one chick.
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure a hatchery will sell you 1, but you would have to come and pick it up yourself. They are realists, and know 1 baby chick would most likely arrive deceased to your home. Can I suggest you search possibly Craigs list for someone that may be selling chicks in your area. Another possibility is to put up your request on your State Thread. I do not see a location in your avatar so do not know which state.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd advise getting more than one chick. They are social animals and enjoy being in company of their own - not only species, but in age. It will be a rather unhappy 5 months or so before a lone chick is sufficiently old to hang out with the rest of the flock.
     
  4. LucyBO16

    LucyBO16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I looked for hatcheries in my area and there were none within an hour of me. I live around the Charlotte, North Carolina area. I am looking on Craigslist everyday. It's actually where I bought my two other chickens!
     
  5. LucyBO16

    LucyBO16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I do know that. I would like to, but I only have room for one more bird in the flock.
     
  6. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get one chick if you plan to keep it with you 24/7. Has anyone ever had to raise an only chick? I have. Get at least two.
     
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  7. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not good to get one chick to add to others, at least get 2 or 3. It will be on the bottom of the pecking order and will be pecked at a lot. The survival rate is better with introducing more chickens to a flock They will get pecked until a pecking order is made. then it slows down after a week or two. I just bought four and they escaped under my feet when I opened their door and the older flock was fighting each other and chasing the new ones until I caught them and returned them to their side of the coop.
     
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Murray McMurray and Purely Poultry sell "Started Pullets". These are birds that have feathered out, and are not far from laying age. I buy my chickens this way. I don't have to mess with brooder. They, of course, cost more, but, for me, it's well worth it. I believe both places have Barred Rocks. Oh, and since they are feathered out, they don't require other birds to stay warm while being shipped.
     
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