What hatchery allows small orders?

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

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    HD Chick Out Of The Brooder

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

    sawyerashton Out Of 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.
  9. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

    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.
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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