Where can I buy baby chicks now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by palmerchick, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. palmerchick

    palmerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted a few ducks so I went to the local feed store and every chick duck, etc. is sold out. Went online, I have to wait until the end of May to get chicks! What is going on, I've never had this much trouble finding chicks. TIA
    Frustrated in Kansas
     
  2. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    try craigslist for your area. Around here there is just about always someone with ads for chicks from now until almost thanksgiving
     
  3. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any Tractor Supply or Fleet Farm type stores? Otherwise you can try to call around to places that sell farm feed - I know the local ones in our area also get chicks :)
     
  4. palmerchick

    palmerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to Oreschlins and tractor supply and they sold out. They are waiting on new shipments but they both said they were supposed to there last week and they hadn't arrived. I'm just wondering If something is going on with hatches or has everyone caught chicken fever!
     
  5. HarrisOBIE

    HarrisOBIE Out Of The Brooder

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    then craigslist would be your best bet.
     
  6. BusyBearMama

    BusyBearMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems this year people are buying them up, try all the feed stores and then craigslist and then look for local farmers, post on here for a local shout out & post on facebook and tack up want adds at the feed stores... Where you live if it isn't too cold find a local hatchery that ships, meyer and my my pet chicken do small orders but they're getting late in the year for variety that isn't called for so decide what exactly you want and then you'll have to hunt :-/
     
  7. HarrisOBIE

    HarrisOBIE Out Of The Brooder

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    and also on criagslist you can post " Need Chickens" and when people look for places to give there chickens to, they will se your post.
     
  8. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Meyer Hatchery first thing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning on their "Available Now" link. It's common for hatcheries to hatch out a few more chicks than are pre-ordered, so the "over-hatch" chicks will be posted for sale the same day they hatch. But . . . they go FAST.

    Some of the rare breeds I wanted last year were sold out for months, but when I checked the "Available Now" link, I was able to pick up a welsummer and olive egger, as well as more common breeds (dominique, barred rock, easter eggers).

    I've been able to order small batches of chicks from Meyer (3 to 5 chicks at a time), which is really helpful as I keep a small flock.
     
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  9. byclover2

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    Some TSC stores are having trouble with the post office [​IMG] Or you could special order -- you have to buy 25 but you could split with a friend?
     
  10. BusyBearMama

    BusyBearMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with this as well- I've also found their customer service to be amazing and they have a good selection and almost everyone's experiences are excellent, the negative ones can't really be helped, they do care.
     

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