Safe to order 1 extra chick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickenbarn-gal, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    Okay, where i live you can only have up to 6 chickens per acre. (So I can only get 6 hens)
    So, I'm buying my chicks online, and know the risks of shipping chicks, through all that usually 1 out of the batch doesn't make it. Would it be safe to order 1 or 2 extra? Better to be safe then sorry?
     
  2. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would order an extra or two. But, remember they may also throw in "packing peanuts". And after you get your order, let them grow and pick the six you want and sell the others.
     
  3. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    Okay, so you would say order 2 extra? Not 1?
     
  4. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Order 2 extras. That way if one dies or if one ends up being a rooster.
     
  5. homesteadmomma

    homesteadmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] This is enabling...

    ....I agree, get 2!
     
  6. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny I ordered from Chickens for Backyards in March I ordered 6 and they only sent me 5. They couldn't send just one chicken so I ended up getting 3 more. They gave me free shipping for second order but I paid for the 2 extras. One of my original 5 ended up being a rooster so I had to give him away. So I ordered 3 more because I was sad I had to lose one. This time I ordered from my pet chicken. has anyone ordered from them do they send packing peanuts??
     
  7. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    No they do not send packing peanuts
     
  8. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if Chicken math affects you, with a limit of 6 hens, you'd get 10 chicks. Chicks are not hens, so you're not breaking the rules. [​IMG]
     
  9. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right. I am only allowed 4. I have 7 14 week olds. 2 10 day olds and 4 2 day olds.....oops
     
  10. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the city where i brooded the chicks, only allowed 5, I had 75
     

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