small chicken oreder?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by domromer, May 12, 2007.

  1. domromer

    domromer Songster

    May 11, 2007
    I was looking at, it says they will ship orders as small as 3 chicks. I thought they had to ship a minimum of 25 so they would stay warm during shipment. Are these not day old chicks they are selling? I imagine they are at 3$ each.
  2. Cheeks

    Cheeks Songster

    May 10, 2007
    for some places, they only have the 25 chick rule during cold months.
    ideal ships less than 25, but during the winter they add "males for warmth."

    not really sure about mypetchicken, but im pretty sure there isnt a minimum during the spring/summer.
  3. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    Quote:MyPetChicken ships theirs with heat packs. Which is why they are willing to sell so little.
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007 can ship as little as 3 newly hatched chicks but you have to pay $25 extra for a heating pad to keep them warm.

    If you don't want a large flock that's a pretty decent deal, I think.
  5. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    I just ordered three chicks from My pet chicken. I did pay a bundle for them, but I only want three to start right now. Can anyone tell me if they have ordred from them successfully? I hope so!
  6. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    So did anyone end up ordering from My Pet Chicken? I was looking into them because of the small order (I only need 3 chicks). What was the service like? For any of you who have had your chicks from them longer... were they correctly sexed? That's the other worry: Roos are out for us.
  7. Jsto

    Jsto Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    I got my chicks from mypetchicken. Customer service was great and overall it's been a good experience. $25 for the little heating pad is ridiculous, but it did allow me to get a small order of exactly what I wanted. They shipped monday and arrived tuesday. An extra chick was added in and everyone was happily chirping away in the box when I got them home.

    Out of 6 chicks, there is only one I worry may be a roo, but a few people have told me it's probably just the way that particular breed develops, so we'll see. You take a risk of getting a roo regardless of where you get your chicks from. Sexing is never 100%.

    I would definitely highly rec MPC, for their customer service alone. The woman I spoke to (the owner) was extremely friendly and helpful, not to mention the fact that I could tell she is passionate about chickens!
  8. linpach farms

    linpach farms Chirping

    Apr 20, 2007
    I have used Meyer Hatchery 2 times now, if you order less than 25 chicks, they charge you a $20 small order fee, not too bad if you want to start out small.
  9. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    I ordered from My Pet Chicken too! I had a great experience and would highly recommend them! The only draw back was the $25 heat pack! YIKES! [​IMG]

    But when you only want a few it is worth it.

    I ordered 5 Buff Orpington pullets. I received 6 of them! I was worried about the extra one being a roo but it doesn't look that way.

    I heard someone else ask them about any extras and their sex and they were told that they follow the order. So if you ordered only females... then if you get an extra it will be a female.

    My babies are 6 weeks old now and are doing great!! [​IMG]

    I would highly recommend My Pet Chicken!
  10. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Great info, thanks. Will look into the Meyer site, too. Checked out Ideal, but they didn't seem to have the same selection as My Pet Chicken.

    So is it pretty common practice for them to include an extra in the small orders (I'm guessing it's just in case one of the other chicks doesn't make it)? On another of my posts, one reply recommended ordering 4 chicks if you wanted 3 hens. He thought that would cover the likelihood of one coming up a roo or the possibility of one chick not making it (he had both happen to his order of 4). Any thoughts on this???

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