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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Day Old ChicK, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Day Old ChicK

    Day Old ChicK In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2009
    Vicksburg, MS
    Are there hatcheries that do small orders--10 or fewer? Or should I try to find someone to split the order with?

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    MyPetchicken.com does small orders, and sells sexed bantams & silkies (very unusual).
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    The reason that they won't take an order for 10 chicks is that they will get chilled and die. The more chicks in a box the more heat is generated. Maybe you could find someone to go in with you for the 25 chick minimum and you could split the order.
  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Welcome Day Old!!

    Ideal will send you 10 - there will be a small order fee. I ordered mine from Ideal - 10 pullets - and all are doing great!
    eta: Ideal added 6 males for warmth, but it's not hard to find someone to give the extras to. That's what I did with mine.

    healthychicksandmore have small orders, as does mypetchicken.com. Or you can try your luck at your local feed store.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  5. Day Old ChicK

    Day Old ChicK In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2009
    Vicksburg, MS
    Thanks, everyone. I will try those.
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Can't they just ship them with hot packs. I used to have a bearded dragon, and i had to order in crickets they would ship them with a hot pack and no dead. Just a thought!![​IMG]
  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Meyer Hatchery does small orders with heat packs. It isn't cheap though, so it would probably be better to try to find someone to split with if you can.

    Otherwise, unless you are interested in some specific or exotic breed, you could research feed stores in the area, and call around to see where/when they'll have chicks. Many will even do special orders for you, so the chicks get sent in larger numbers and so safer that way. That is a definate option this time of year. They only get chickies in the spring, but hey, it'll work now.

  8. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    You should check with your local feed store. They might be willing to tack on a few of your preferred chicks to one of their orders.

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