RIR Local or Hatchery?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yelim, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. yelim

    yelim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting close to ordering chicks and was wondering if best to order from local or a hatchery. Local not vacinated.
     
  2. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine from a hatchery but I chose not to get them vaccinated.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go local if you're satisfied with what you see there in terms of animal husbandry. You won't have to worry about shipping heat and stress, and if your local source is a breeder, you'll likely get better quality stock anyway than ordering from a hatchery.
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
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    If your local source looks healthy and happy I would go with them so there will be no stress on the chicks from shipping. Good luck and you will love having chicks. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    P.S. none of mine have ever been vaccinated.
     

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