Is it too late to order?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Whispering Winds, May 24, 2010.

  1. I am afraid its going to be too hot to ship them . . .will have to wait until next Spring. Only advantage is the coop will be 110% done.
  2. ozarkmomma

    ozarkmomma Songster

    Oct 6, 2009
    the ozarks
    Check your local Craigslist. A lot of people have chicks to sell right now. Then they don't have to be shipped and you don't have to wait.
  3. Good Idea . . .will do that . . .
  4. My local Craig's List has had ads for laying chickens as well as chicks in the last week.

    Do your feed stores have chick days? Good luck. [​IMG]
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My order is not scheduled to be shipped until June 9th and it's already hotter than hades here. The hatchery keeps the weather in mind - opening all the vent holes in the box, perhaps a little less straw, etc.
  6. Quote:You and I are dealing with the same thing . . .and I want CERTAIN chicks, not just the same thing . . .so might call them and ask. We are in a horrible heat wave right now, and I sure don't want the little sweeties to smother to death. I checked Craig's list, but nothing around me. Chickens aren't real popular here yet, I don't think. Or they are all Orp. and RIR's.
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:You aren't very far from quite a few hatcheries- I'm expecting some chicks in 2 weeks from one in WI, and there are tons in Missouri. They aren't out in the weather all that long, and express shipping is supposed to keep them in climate control from my understanding.

    All that said, I did have the PO lose my chicks in Feb, and if I hadn't driven an hour to get them from the distro center, they might not have made it because of cold.

    Talk to the hatcheries/breeders- there are cold packs they could use just like heat packs.
  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i had a order come last week from ideal and it was very hot out but all the chicks came healthy [​IMG] i also have another order shipping out tomorrow from natures hatchery so i think that most hatcheries are still shipping [​IMG]
  9. rileyboy

    rileyboy In the Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    My chicks are due to hatch on June 21st and arrive on the 22nd or 23rd. However, I'm not too worried because our weather is still very mild here. (SF Bay Area) We are actually expecting rain all week. UGH!
  10. biddybird

    biddybird Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Salado Texas
    Definately do check craigs list and get them local. I just bought a sportsman 1502 and I am hatching and selling for fun. [​IMG]

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