New user and soon to be chicken owner

collitchboy

Hatching
8 Years
Aug 25, 2011
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7
Good afternoon all. I have been thinking of getting some chickens for about a year and a half now. My wife is on a new diet and is finally supportive of having chickens mostly due to being free range and knowing exactly how the eggs are treated.

I placed my first order with Idel Poultry this afternoon and they immediately called me to inform me that the number of chickens I ordered was too low and that I would either have to insure the order or have them pack in random male chicks to take up the space. I only want about 4 chicks to start with and certainly do not want them to be harmed in shipment but cannot house the additional chicks nor do I want roosters. Is there a subforum I missed or some method to find people near me wanting to order chicks to split the cost? The shipment will not go out until September 7th so I could call and change or cancel my order if need be but I thought I would try this first.

If anyone is interested I live in Murfreesboro, TN

Thanks!
 

cat1994

Songster
9 Years
Sep 12, 2010
1,065
6
153
Southeast MO
you can get on http://www.mypetchicken.com/default.aspx their minimum quantity is just 3!
Oh and
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from MO
 
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Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
5,492
106
268
MN
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Hello and welcome to BYC! 4 is not enough.
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. We were only planning 2 and I now have 8. Good luck finding someone to split chicks.
 

dawg53

Humble
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Nov 27, 2008
27,913
14,596
906
Glen St Mary, Florida
Welcome to BYC. You can cancel your Ideal hatchery order and order from Meyer Hatchery or MyPetChicken. Meyer and MPC will ship as little as 3 chicks. I've ordered from all 3 hatcheries without any problems.
 

greymane

Songster
8 Years
Jun 2, 2011
4,706
28
203
Snyder County, PA
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from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you here. If you look in the "Where are you? Where am I?" section, there is at least one TN thread. There may very well be someone on there that has extra chickens. That would be a great place to start. Welcome aboard!
 

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