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When do local feed stores sell baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sandbellie, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    When do local feed stores such as Agway sell baby chickens and ducklings?

    Is it March?

  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Yes March is the normal time when you start to them in stores and in good quantities. Some places of the country earlier some later. Spring is the main hatching season. Just beware that when you start to go looking for chicks in these feed stores and co-op's and farm stores, that the people working there may not know as much as they should about chickens. WTS do your own homework first to prevent any problems, just watch all the post & threads that start in March where folks start to complain about these places and people, it's really funny.

  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I'm in Florida & one of the local feed stores has some 3 & 4 wk old chicks now.
    Gotta agree with al6517 about doing the research...you will hear some crazy stuff from people that work at feed stores!
  4. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

    Aug 13, 2010
    Absarokee, Montana
    yeah i asked my local shiptons and they said March [​IMG]
    is it march yet?? lol
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Mine only sell Nov-Dec and then Feb-April. It's hot here [​IMG]
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    The Phoenix area feed stores I'm familiar with pretty much carry chicks year round now. Almost unheard of in years past. You might find someone local that hatches, and some online stores ship year round. [​IMG]
  7. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Mine sells them to me whenever I ask for them. Haha. Maybe it's because I have a good relation with my feed store? I dunno, but the guy even handraised me some silkies from his own farm. I guess that's good relations? [​IMG]
  8. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I'm pretty sure its around March and April here. But I just wanted to make sure!


    Edited To Add [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine sells them year-round, but they slow way down in Nov-Dec. I just got some a few days ago.
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    In my part of Florida they begin to show up in February.

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