Hello everyone. This is the year I decided that we would finally get some chickens. Weve been planning on doing so for years. Ive heard that you need to get the chicks by mid-April but not sure why. Is it the weather or the length of day light? Getting them that soon doesnt seem doable. Ive gone to the feed store twice and theyve been sold out. The people there didnt seem to know why. The hatcheries also seem to be sold out until May. Is it OK to wait a couple of months? Is there a chick shortage or is it normal for there to be shortages. It seems like in previous years the feed store always has chicks. Did an early Easter throws things off? Im wondering if I should just take the first chick I can find or wait. Thanks for the advice.