Middle of March, how much time do I have to buy pullets?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GardenGal, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. GardenGal

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    As usual, we're running behind, and I'm getting nervous about being too late to buy pullets soon. We live in Western Washington. How long does the season (if that's the right word) go? Answers much appreciated!
     
  2. chevgrl

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    TSC just started getting their chicks in. And most hatcheries sell chicks Feb-Oct and other more common breeds are available all year around. I know Murray McMuarry hatchery its sole out of alot. But no its definately not too late... it's never too late! [​IMG]: [​IMG]
     
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  3. GardenGal

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    Oh thank you:D! I'm thinking of getting Sussex chickens, are they fairly common? Buff Orpingtons come in a close second. I so appreciate this site and all the helpful people!
     
  4. In Washington, we always figured October 31st to be the first stages of winter. Your chicks should be fully feathered before heading into winter so if you got your chicks by the 1st of September then you would be ok.
     
  5. chevgrl

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    Most hatchery sites have a list of what's available and what's not also you can usually order chicks from your local feed store if they order chicks. Bad thing about ordering through a hatchery the usually require a minimum order of 25chicks but you can go to mypetchicken.com they do smaller minimums. But you pay more for shipping and special packaging.
     
  6. GardenGal

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    So far I've found a couple farms in the area that sell chicks and pullets, and I'd like to go that route so they don't have to be shipped. I've been looking forward to them all winter and am getting antsy to get them! My poor husband [​IMG]
     
  7. chevgrl

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    It never ends! I just got 40+ chicks the end of Feb most Cornishx and a few bantams and layers, and you'd think I'd be satisfied I have 25 more coming probably next Sunday or monday for sure! And I am antsy! We have very very few breeders around where I live and our poultry sales don't start till May so well see hopefully I'll be satisfied after this next batch!
     
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  8. GardenGal

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    I've already learned about chicken math, chevgrl - and chicken addictions!
     
  9. chevgrl

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    In that case it's always nice to meet another addict [​IMG]
     
  10. hennyannie

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    Back at you. Addict here.
     

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