Time for mail order

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SandraMort, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    I was looking at my pet chicken to window shop and some of their birds aren't available until August or even October?!? Is that safe for raising birds or is that only for people who live in the deep south with hot weatherr year 'round? I'm in NYS, if that helps.
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    It could mean that their birds aren't laying right now.

    More than likely, it means that they are sold out until that time.

  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Most sellers arent breeders - they contract out their stock. Hatcheries aer a different story, of course, and even they may not breed all their stock.

    This isnt the time for eggs and hatching. It picks back up in the late summer.

    Statistically, summer chicks dont do as well as spring and secondly, fall chicks. SO there is a summer dead period.
  4. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    We lost one pet duckling and a very special pet gosling recently. My daughter wants them replaced right now but would we do better waiting for spring? It is so hot here right now I can't imagine running the incubator or a brooder.
  5. ChickieWhickie

    ChickieWhickie Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Western KY
    You might try the flea market. I saw some at our local flea market last week.
  6. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    craigslist dot com in your area

    see if anyone has some for sale or free. And/or post an add for what you are looking for
  7. LindaN

    LindaN Songster

    Jul 28, 2007
    I just received a small order of chicks last week from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio. I ordered 4 chicks about 3-4 weeks ago and they were able to fill my order with no problems.

    I did look at MyPetChicken.com, but the breeds I wanted were not available until the fall, and I wanted to get my chicks acclimated to the outside before the weather got really cold.

    Meyer is a sponsor of BYC, too, so if you're looking for a good source of chicks in small numbers, give them a try. Ask about their Small Order Program.
  8. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    How late in the fall is it safe to bring home in NY?

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