What hatchery allows small orders?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TLWR, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I'm working my way though a bunch, but I don't want a bunch of chicks. I want 3. 4 tops.
    I live in southern/coastal Alabama.
    I see some places reduce mins after the end of March, but don't want to wait for early April to get some chicks. Does anybody know of hatcheries that have a low min order at the end of Feb?

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    MyPetChicken.com is good - I have ordered from them and been pleased.
  3. eggsforthewin

    eggsforthewin In the Brooder

    Dec 27, 2012
    mypetchicken.com again has great reviews depending on location. I just ordered my first flock of four from them. Like you, i wanted 4 at the most. mypetchicken has a great selection and ships as few as three chicks. the other hatchery i investigated was chickensforbackyards.com, which doesn't have many reviews and is really a mystery to the chicken community. Not many people have ordered, but if you find them convenient, you might want to give them a try.
    unfortunately, you might be forced to wait until april, just like me. all the more time to set up, build your coop, and do last minute prep :)
    good luck!
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    They gave me a min order of 8 chicks based on my zip code or 9 bantams. I think.
    But it shows a 15 chick min before April.
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    can't you try a local feed store?
  6. HD Chick

    HD Chick In the Brooder

    According to their catalog, Meyers has a new 15 chick minimum.

  7. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton In the Brooder

    Dec 18, 2012
    South Louisiana
    My Coop
    idealpoultry allows for small orders. There is just a $25 minimum. They are located on the Texas Louisiana border. Sometimes they put extra chicks in there to keep warm. I opted out of that and insured my 4 chicks. The cost of the insurance was $1.20. I'd just check the weather temps and get a few supplies to get the order to $25.
  8. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing

    Dec 2, 2012
    Between the months of April and December, Meyer Hatchery has a 3 chick minimum. I just ordered 10 chicks from them that will be here the first week of May.
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Thanks - Ideal seems sold out until april or may.
    We'll see how I do at the local feed stores

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