Need Buff Orphintons

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by baha54, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. baha54

    baha54 In the Brooder

    Feb 1, 2008
    i am in NC and wanting some of the above, preferably the beige colored hens solely. My problem is that online hatcheries sell in lots of 25 or more and my chicken coop that is being built now will only house 4-6 chickens. What does anyone suggest? Open to any ideas . I am in Randolph County right outside of Randleman and Asheboro.

    ****I am a novice and very very new to all this having moved from the city to the country*******
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    you can order them from mypetchicken, you can buy a minimum of 3 at a time
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    you can also order smaller amounts through Ideal Hatchery.
    Their minimum is a $$ amount, not chick amount.
    Shipping cost is very reasonable. Chicks all arrived happy and healthy in just one day ship time to Massachusetts
  4. baha54

    baha54 In the Brooder

    Feb 1, 2008
    thanks so much u guys i was running out of ideas and didnt know where to turn. i will look into both websites u both gave me. take care,
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I suggest you build bigger and get it over with . ONCE you get hooked , MORE SPACE will be needed QUICK .
  6. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Songster

    May 23, 2008
    i ordered from mypetchicken, but you should be aware that MPC works with meyer hatchery, so you can get the same birds from meyer if you prefer. same chicks, same price. they have a 3 chick minimum to most locations, although you're going to pay for express shipping and special packing fees. for me, it was worth it. i needed 15 chicks and that's what i was able to get. 25 would've been way too many.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Ask around local. Look on craigs list or free cycle. If you want 6 chicks and you are ordering from a hatchery or MPC you should order 10 - 12. Loss of chicks in the first 2 weeks is very common.
  8. HaileyNJoliesMom

    HaileyNJoliesMom In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Weve considered ordering the full 25, and selling a few through craigslist.

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