So...are any hatcheries selling chicks right now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by asher, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I looked at ideal earlier and all the ones I looked at said out of season.

    Not that I *need* any, mind you. Need and want can be easily confused, though. ;-)
     
  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    i would like to know of any too!
     
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Ideal Hatchery seems to be selling chicks. Not all of them are in season, but some of the standard varieties are. You can't MAKE a chicken lay eggs. Only hope them to be seasonal. So it comes down to what kind of chickens you are looking to get, and if they are in season. Don't worry... most will be ready to start producing in February.
     
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I wasn't being picky, actually looked at a lot of different breeds. None I could find were "in season".

    I have chickens so I perfectly know that you can't force them to lay. I haven't gotten an egg in months! [​IMG]
     
  5. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    That's odd unless they changed things. I was just on there yesterday and they had several available dates on different stock? I even ordered Wyandottes last week from them and am expecting them this week. Very odd indeed. (I did check, Buff Orps, SLW, GLW, and Reds seem to be available)
     
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I could kiss you! I must have been clicking on just pullets by mistake! THANK YOU!
     
  7. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal is taking orders now on all breeds for the season. If you want some of the rarer breeds it would be wise to get your orders in. They may not be available now, however they will let you know when they are available and will try to ship them on the date you request.
     
  8. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    I think the midwest hatcheries are looking at Feb 1st/ Feb 8th as the first ship date this year... Not sure about the south
    christina
     
  9. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Welp Hatchery is one of my favorites! Their service is very good and the people are very nice.
     
  10. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe Privett is the one I use and they hatch year round.
     

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