southern states chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cooper38, May 4, 2011.

  1. cooper38

    cooper38 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    Deep Gap, NC
    My local southern states is having a chick day on the 20th. They are having a special, buy a 50lb bag of starter feed and can buy up to 10 chicks for a dollar. How is their starter feed and any concerns with their chicks?
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I don't know anything about the store... If I did, I would answer, but I have never even seen one of their store locations... [​IMG]
  3. coltsmom

    coltsmom Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    I am using SS starter and my Red SL from southern States are happy, healthy and very friendly. Could'nt be more happy. Good luck.
    Kelly H
    Front Royal, VA
  4. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Johnstown Pa
    if u end up buying the feed and not liking it, you could always just get another kind. Its under 15$ and that is really cheep for chicks!
  5. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    West Jefferson
    Quote:We use SS starter and the girls love it, all healthy. Sounds like a good deal, but if I were you I'd buy like 5 or 6 know you need at least that many chicks!!
  6. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    Quote:We use SS starter and the girls love it, all healthy. Sounds like a good deal, but if I were you I'd buy like 5 or 6 know you need at least that many chicks!!

    SS is a farmer coop store. I buy my chick crumbles there and my fuzzbutts are happy and healthy. We buy our rabbit food, timothy hay, and straw there, too, and have never had a rabbit fall ill. They usually have properly labeled bins and information on their chicks that include pictures so you know exactly what you are getting.

    The only problem I ever had with SS was with one individual employee who got rather offended when I explained to my children last year that if we got chicks we would get them as livestock, for food, and not as pets. She insisted that the dual purpose birds they had were layers only and that we couldn't eat them. She was nearly in tears. I think she may have bonded some with the little fuzzbutts. We just smiled and thanked her and let her be.
  7. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    I feed my chickens their layer feed and my chicks their starter grower and all are healthy. [​IMG] I wonder if my store is having teh same deal... I wouldn't mind gettinga few more layers since I ended up with a bunch of banties and no new layers. lol. Those darn banty chicks are just too cute to pass up!
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    S.S. is good feed. I'd rate it above average in every way.

    $1 chicks is a great price too. Look, all the feed stores use hatcheries, so you're gonna get what everybody gets. At a $1, I'd be quite concerned about selection, but surely they'll have some standard layers like Red Sex links of some kind. Probably, hopefully, some meat birds, if you're interested and maybe some more traditional breeds like Barred Rocks from which to choose.

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