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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dandydoodle, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Can you ship chicks at 6 weeks?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You can ship at any age but after day-old, overnight mail is essential and avoid very hot weather.
     
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    If I had 7 six week old bantams I need to ship what size box should I get? At six weeks should I get a heat pack? Should I send fruit with them. Will they even eat fruit at this age?

    Thanks,
    Michelle [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure about the size but you can buy individual boxes at http://www.meyerhatchery.com/productlist.a5w?session.subcategory=Shipping Boxes&subcat=1079&session.subcat_id=1079&cat=1027
    the link doesn't always work well but if not click on poultry supplies and then shipping boxes.

    Chop up mandarin orange for moisture.
    You wouldn't need a heat pack, they should be nearly feathered out and that many birds that size should be fine.
     
  5. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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