Mail order chicks + Texas heat

Smashlee83

Songster
Apr 9, 2021
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Hi! I have the baby chick bug bad right now. I need more hens! I have been wanting to try some mail order hatcheries but my only hang up is worrying about the heat this time of year and what that could do to 1 day old babies. Any input or advise would be welcome. I currently have carts loaded up at Murray, My Pet Chicken and Ideal chicken, but I can't bring myself to make the purchase because of the heat concerns. I don't want to be responsible for their demise.
 

H-B-O

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Mar 1, 2021
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Hi! I have the baby chick bug bad right now. I need more hens! I have been wanting to try some mail order hatcheries but my only hang up is worrying about the heat this time of year and what that could do to 1 day old babies. Any input or advise would be welcome. I currently have carts loaded up at Murray, My Pet Chicken and Ideal chicken, but I can't bring myself to make the purchase because of the heat concerns. I don't want to be responsible for their demise.
Newborn chicks need about 90-100 degrees. They should be fine. 😄
 

Waters-flock

Chirping
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Dec 17, 2020
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I got baby chicks from My Pet Chicken two weeks ago. I was worried about the heat, the time it took to get them - three days in the mail. Like you, I was concerned that they wouldn't survive the trip; however, when I picked them up, they were chirping and active. It is stressful ordering chicks through the mail but since I don't have a hatchery close by that I can find, I will probably do it again.
 

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