When shipping live chicks..how many per box should I require?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by erijn5, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I am going to start selling BLRW live chicks.. [​IMG] I am wondering how many chicks should I put as a minimum to make sure that they stay warm..I am also going to offer a heat pack option. But if they don't want that, how many is going to make it warm enough???


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  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The minimum chicks you can order from MOST hatcheries are 20-25. Their body heat will keep them warm. Some hatcheries do allow a minimum order of 3 chicks with a heat pack included.
     
  3. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Thank you, I was thinking at least 5???


     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really depends on how far they are being shipped and the weather outside. Someone who has experience shipping baby chicks would be more helpful. I have never shipped live chicks before.
     

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