Looking to purchase chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Morgan2002, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Morgan2002

    Morgan2002 Hatching

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    Hello,
    Was going to purchase chicks through MCMURRAY, but noticed they have a 25chick minimum. I want to start with a small flock, two buffs, two speckled sussex, and two black australorps. I do want to start with c hicks. I'm told I can purchase at a local show? Can anyone direct me to a local show in Connecticut, Mass, NY, etc. that would offer chicks?

    Thanks,
    Morgan2002
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

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    Farm stores are selling chicks right now with a 6 minimum. Also people in your area will be hatching out chicks and needing to sell a few extras. Post on craigslist what you are looking for.

    Never ordered from them but others on here talk about Mypetchicken where you can order just a few. good luck on your mission!
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Mcmurray has good chicks but are proud of their prices try a feed store if they don't have the kind you want then try to split an order with someone from!

    Nate
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    You can order just a few chicks from My Pet chicken or Ideal.
     
  5. Pascal PicklePants

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    I'd definately check craigslist. A lot of people in my area sell day olds and hatching eggs there. Quality varies, but it's easy, cheap and local!
     
  6. Morgan2002

    Morgan2002 Hatching

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    Thanks for the helpful advice! Has anyone ordered chicks from mypetchicken. com?
     
  7. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chirping

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    Quote:Try Meyer hatchery in Polk Ohio. There minimum for chicks are 3. That's where I got mine from. I have 15 from them and there all doing very well so far. Or try local feed stores or tractor supply co.
     
  8. JerseyHen

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  9. Morgan2002

    Morgan2002 Hatching

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    Thank you for all your help. I checked Tractor Supply, but they also have a minimum. I ordered last night from Meyer Hatchery after doing a little research on their company. They seem to have a good service record. Am getting 2 Speckled Sussex, 2 Black Australorps, 2 Buff Orpingtons, with one Speckled Sussex Roo. Very excited. They will arrive in May.
     

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