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Tractor Supply Company Chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by WannabeChickenOwner, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. WannabeChickenOwner

    WannabeChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    Is their a certain amount of chicks you have to get?
    Is it like at least 25 or something like that or can you get less than 25?
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Most stores have a minimum of 6...depends on your area.
     
  3. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're buying chicks they have in the store store then the minimum is six. If you're special ordering chicks then the minimum is 25
     
  4. foxygoober

    foxygoober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the sign says a min of 6 when you buy in-store. . .the only time we got chicks from TSC, we only got 2. No one said anything.
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:they probably thought they were ducks
     
  6. healingtreeharp

    healingtreeharp Out Of The Brooder

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    In our store (Bastrop, TX), I have not seen a store. Nor have I seen chicks. They have the set up, but every time I go in there, they are chick-less [​IMG]
    We did however have great success in purchasing whatever amount we want at http://www.bastropfeed.com/ They have higher prices than TSC for supplies, but the animals are very reasonable.
     
  7. Missymac

    Missymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My store here in upstate NY also sells them a min of 6 in store and 25 min to order. If you want to order chicks, not get them in store, I suggest finding someone else in your area who wants chicks and will do a split order with you. Then everyone wins:)
     
  8. Buckeyes-R-Us

    Buckeyes-R-Us Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:wannabe, some states, counties, cities and townships have laws and/or ordinances that mandate a "minimum" numbers of poultry stores can sell to the general public.

    my son works at a TSC here in Ohio and every year before "chick day" managemnt has a meeting and talks about obeying "state of Ohio" laws with respect to minimums that stores like TSC can sell. I believe this 6 chick and 6 duck minimum got started here in Ohio because pet shops would sell 1 or 2 ducks or chicks around Easter each spring and buyers got upset because they died (mostly from hypothermia). Anyway, most of the TSC stores in our area still go along with the 6 chick min when buying from the chicks in stock at the store. If you special order from TSC, they have a 25 chick minimum which is established by the hatchery....again I'm ONLY talking about TSC stores in SW Ohio so your state or region may be different.

    One way around this delima is buy the 6, 12 or 25 chicks from TSC....our local TSC sells chicks for 50% less than the hatchery they get them from....and then sell what you dont want to friends, neighbors or on craigslist! In Ohio, there is no "minimum" requirement law for an individual who sells chicks or ducks the law only applies to retailers! Crazy ain't it?!?!
     

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