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Mail order chickens in heat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cmarlowdrive, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2016
    I would love to add to my flock, but, the heat is keeping me from ordering anything. I don't think they would make it in the heat. I am waiting until it cools off a bit.
    Has anyone had a shipment in the heat? any issues?
  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Where do you live? Are there any chickens available locally? Craigslist? Poultry swaps?
  3. cmarlowdrive

    cmarlowdrive Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2016
    No, I am in central Alabama and the heat is overwhelming. I would love to find the black and lavender orp's. blue and black cochin or black maran locally. No such luck. I don't know of any hatcheries in Birmingham Alabama. Most on-line hatcheries require minimum orders that I don't have room for. I can get pullets but the heat is too hot.
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Frankly I waited for a broody hen, and hence ordered eggs in the heat... none of them hatched, I would WAIT till it is cooler. Dead birds in a box would not be fun to open, and highly stressed birds are much more prone to disease.

    Mrs K

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