Mail-order hatcheries with no minimum order requirements?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by FlewTheCoop, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I want to make my first foray into backyard poultry, but I don't want to order the 25 chick minimum that McMurray requries. I only want about 6 birds or so. Does anyone know of a source that doesn't have a minimum? I'm willing to pay more per chick, etc. I'm looking into Wyandottes or Rocks.

    Please let me know!
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Ideal only has a $20 order minimum. You might try them [​IMG]
     
  3. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! MM has a minimum! I had no idea! (I'm new, in case you didn't notice.)
     
  4. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    you can try mypetchicken.com but for any small order you will need
    heat packs which cost a lot.
     
  6. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    The reason for the minimum is so the chicks can keep each other warm, comfortable and safe. You wouldn't want just a couple small chicks rolling around in a box, cold. Ideal has a $20 minimum, but they will still send extra chicks in the box for their safety. I think MyPetChicken.com has a very small minimum, and I've heard that they box them differently for safety.
     
  8. FlewTheCoop

    FlewTheCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I see, that's why there's a minimum...for warmth. Hm. I may have to post a new topic elsewhere looking for specialty poultry farms in Mississippi. Maybe I can just drive there.
     
  9. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    actually ideals new minimum is 25$ not including shipping and handling
     
  10. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great minds think alike? I see we were typing the same responses at about the same time...
     

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