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  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Hi,

    I was going to pick up some chicks from a hatchery in Ohio, but they said it was against Ohio law to sell quantities of fewer than six, one day old chicks. Does anyone know if this is true, and what the basis of this law would be?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
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  3. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    I do know that it is illegal for the feed stores to sell less than six chicks, and that is to keep people from buying "pet" chickens at Easter time.
     
  4. Da Chicken Guy

    Da Chicken Guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, can't help you with the law, but was it Mt. Healthy Hatchery?
     
  5. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Actually it was the Ridgway Hatchery, I figured that it was probably to prevent pet Easter chicks. The folks at Ridgway seem nice and honest enough, so I suppose that there is some truth to it.
     
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  6. Da Chicken Guy

    Da Chicken Guy Out Of The Brooder

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    They're addictive, you'll end up with 100 anyways!!![​IMG]
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I think that is such a stupid law. some people only want one or two chicks or ducks as pets. They dont want 6. So they end up getting 6 chicks/ducks, and keeping 1 or two and dumping the rest.
     
  8. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six is a good number anyway. I thought with six pullets I would have eggs to give to everybody, but it turns out I am using almost all of them.
     
  9. SophieLain127

    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mt healthy hatchery told me the same thing that minimum order was six. I only wanted four but my Husband said that six is a good number and it was no problem.
     
  10. magoobi

    magoobi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    I've had chickens for a over a year now and all of my family thinks it really cool. My sister in Beavercreek Ohio is interested in getting into chickens for the pet/egg factors. I see from your posts that you can't purchase less than six, so does that mean it is legal to have them? I've been trying to look up the bylaws there but am getting nowhere. Can any of you help?
     

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