Tractor Suply Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Becky89*, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Becky89*

    Becky89* Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    I am hoping that I am posting this in the right section. Recently I went to Tractor Supply and bought baby chicks out of the easter bins they always set up full of chicks, ducklings and bunnies. I was told they are Araucanas but I am betting they are Easter Eggers. Has anyone ever had any bad luck with chicks they bought at a feed store? Usually I buy my birds from a local hatchery but they cut their budget and are only doing ducklings for easter.....
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    My TSC here says they are Ameraucana's.....that's an EE right?
  3. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    No, I've had nothing but good luck. RIR/production reds and Amberlinks - they are darn good layers, too. Wish my TSC sold EEs, I'd buy some then. I went up yesterday to my TSC and they have lots of chicks, but none that I'm looking for right now. I was shocked that I didn't buy any!
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY

    I just bought 14 babies over a week ago from TSC, and they're all doing GREAT!

    And, yeah, the "Ameraucana's" they sell are really Easter Eggers!

    I love those EE's.

  5. Fyrekitten

    Fyrekitten Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    Rincon, GA
    I would bet they are correct. TSCs' here do a really great job keeping them in the right groups - I know with their ducks right now they do tell you they are assorted and most of the people there will try to guess what they are. I picked up some gold laced Wyandottes this year and they are doing fantastic along with the couple duckies I got. This year they are Partnering with the ALBC for rare breeds so I am sure they are being extra careful. Also, if anyone is interested if you pick up their ordering form there are several "threatened" and "Waatched" breeds on their order form of chicks.

    I have never had a problem with their chicks and even have bought Barred Rock chickies from Agway (had to order of course first) and every single one of them lived right on up to adulthood (12 of them).

  6. newchik715

    newchik715 Songster

    Aug 31, 2009
    The six I got last year are now four but it was an animal attack. I now have four more babies and they are 3 wks. old and doing well!

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