My local feed store is getting 5100 chicks in next Friday

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  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Yes I said 5100 baby chicks in.I know they usually get a lot in but I had no idea it was that much.They give you 6 free pullets for every 100lbs of start and grow you buy.I think Purina helps sponser the event with them because they have a couple of reps there.Somebody please help me restrain myself. [​IMG] I may go crazy and have to move in with one of you guys cause my wife will have my hide. [​IMG]
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, crud, Marlon. My feedstore jacks the prices WAY up. I don't get free anything. [​IMG] I noticed that she was selling GLW pullets for $4.60 today!
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Pullets are usually around 2.25 or so and straight run about 1.75.He had some black sex link roosters the other day for .75
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The feedstore in Murphy, NC, also gets chicks from Ideal, but always straightrun-cheap,though. They have pullet days, but only sell three breeds. One pullet breed for Pullet Day is Buff Orp and I was tempted, but I'm hatching some from Jody Hinkle and I'd rather have the larger Buff Orps that still have their broody tendencies intact.
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here, Arucana's(that can lay a blue/green/and sometimes pink egg, but that is for another thread)were $7 and everything else was more, $10 for a BB turkey poult.
     
  6. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Even though he gets lots of chicks in he mainly just gets the best egg layers cause that's what the people want.RIR's, Production Reds,Barred Rocks,and all the sex links and cornish crosses.Every know and then you will see some SLW or Buff Orps.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup, her turkey poults are also $10. I like to give her some business because she does help me sell my extra roosters when she has space for them. Plus she does care about the birds alot. She does order all sexed pullets, except bantams, of course, and lots of breeds and gets them almost every month of the year.
     
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  8. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    That's nice cause once chick days are over he may get a couple of more orders but then it's over with.If you want anything else you have to order or hatch.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Last year, she only went without chicks for Nov and Dec, then was back in the chick biz the third week of January.
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Its a pretty neat deal, he calls it customer appreciation day and they feed you hot dogs,hamburgers both days.
     

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