I know there is a couple if you search on Google. I was actually thinking about how do they deliver them. what if the chicks get stressed... is it safe? how much will it cause?I have never ordered chickens online before, but I might plan to. However, how does it work? Is it guaranteed that it's safe for the chick? If so, what sites do you recommend? Also, do I have to pick up the chicks? Where?
Check around though...we have two major "tractor supply/hardware" type stores close by that have chicks in the spring. One guarantees females and will replace any cockerels we get but the other one does not. Guess who we will buy from?I have had experiences with ordering chicks online, and I say go for it! We have never had a chick die in transit, and the only problem we've had is that a company accidentally doubled our order in a computer issue but worked out fine and we were able to give them away. I HIGHLY recommend mypetchicken.com, their website is user-friendly, they have low minimum orders, lots of breeds, and they don't add unwanted chicks (a huge plus for backyard owners).
How it works: You place an order and pay for your chicks online. You pick an approximate date you would like the chicks to arrive, the breed and gender, and if you want your chicks vaccinated against common diseases, and they contact you when your chicks are in transit. They will go to the post office, where you can pick them up and bring them home! The chicks are mailed soon after they hatch, or when they're pullets, depending on what age you pick. I have had a high success rate with this company and so far their sexing has been accurate as well.
Safety: Safety is not guaranteed, but most companies will refund/send more chicks if there are any in-transit health problems. I have ordered twice and not had any problems.
Pickup: You pick up your chicks at the post office. I think either the hatchery or post office will call you when the chicks arrive!
I know there is a couple if you search on Google. I was actually thinking about how do they deliver them. what if the chicks get stressed... is it safe? how much will it cause?