New Member from Northern California.... Is it too late in the year to get chicks??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by breakchild, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. breakchild

    breakchild New Egg

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    Hello,

    I'm brand new to raising chickens and want to get started. I was going to order some chicks off of the internet, but it seems it is too late in the season, everything is sold out.

    Any idea where I may be able to find chicks this time of year?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Go to your state thread, see if anyone close by is selling chicks they have hatched. I sell a lot in my state, because I hatch.. ahem..a lot. :D
     
  3. Mutt Farm

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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hi there - and welcome to BYC!
    How many chicks are you looking for and in what breed(s)? While many hatcheries are sold out at this point, there are still other sources you can consider for sourcing your flock. If you visit the "local" thread for your area here : https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you you may be able to network with fellow BYC'ers who are near you and may either have birds for sale or know someone who does. Local poultry shows, Craigs List and animal swaps are other sources to consider. Alternatively, you could take the next 5 months or so to get all your infrastructure in place and be ready to go as soon as the hatcheries start cranking out chicks again in the spring.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock, glad you joined us. If no chicks, maybe you can find some point of lay pullets or laying hens. They will be able to go outside from the start
     

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