ordering online vs in person

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jezzikins88, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. jezzikins88

    jezzikins88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know there is prolly a list somewhere on here but ordering online yes or no? If so what site to go and what not to? I'm a first timer here and am building my chicken housing little by little but some help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I've ever ordered in person, I have always done it on-line, I have ordered from several hatcheries. I sometimes try to pick the closest one to me so the shipping is cheaper and they get to me more quickly. It also depends on what you are looking for. Some hatcheries sex chicks some don't.
     
  3. Arica

    Arica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pet chicken is great to order from good birds And they sex bantams if you feel better talking to a person do it on the phone
     
  4. jezzikins88

    jezzikins88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats one of my biggest fear is getting nothing but males...I'm a total newbie with chickens
     
  5. jezzikins88

    jezzikins88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also ment buying in person versus online lol
     
  6. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then you will want to buy pullets those are female chicks, sraight run is un sexed. and some hatcheries require a certain number of chicks to be ordered like 25. But some hatcheries don't have that requirement. Is there a tractor supply near you or another farm type store? they have chick days and you can pick out your own and they are usually sexed. Also research sex link chickens those chicks can be sexed by their coloring the same with auto sex chickens. Just search in the search bar here on BYC and you will be able to get tons of info
     
  7. jezzikins88

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    I oh we went to tsc and they all sucked their were not up to pare even the manager said ''these chicks suck''
     

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