WHERE SHOULD I LOOK? Boston, Mass! Chicks wanted ASAP

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by t-dawg, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. t-dawg

    t-dawg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I live in the Boston area of Massachusetts, and my daughter really wants chicks for her b-day, but i can't really find anybody who has chicks. Where should i look?(Im not a first time owner;when i was a kid, we raised chicks, but now there pretty hard to come by up here were i live.[​IMG] ) PLZ HELP!!!!!
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am going to move this to the Buy/sell/trade forum and maybe someone will have chicks close by.

    Yayy for birthday chicks!
     
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    check on craigslist for the Boston area. I have seen plenty of chicks being posted in the farm/garden area
     
  4. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken stock is happening at the tractor supply store in Milford NH in a couple of weekends - check out the chicken stock thread for more info.

    Louella
     
  5. thebirdgirl

    thebirdgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi T-dawg,
    I'm getting a shipment of chicks from McMurray's early next week (26 of them!) and was planning on finding homes for a bunch when they were a little older. But if you would be interested in raising them I would part with some earlier. How many are you interested in? 21 of mine will be sexed pullets- all different fancy breeds (I let my nieces pick out the breeds). I'm on the North shore, 30 minutes north of the Tobin Bridge. My email address is [email protected]
     
  6. monty617

    monty617 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Worcester MA and I feel your pain. There has been a surge of orders in our area this year it seems. If you don't want 20+ chicks they are near impossible to find. Most of the online hatcheries are 15+ orders which is a bit much for a small backyard coup.

    The Littleton Agway does 2 large shipments every year. Unfortunately both dates have past. BUT... I happened to get on the last shipment and they showed up just today (6/13/08). AND I have 2 Buff Orpington chicks that need a home. There are a few people in line already, but if I do not hear back in the next couple of days they are up for grabs. Let me know if you are interested.
     
  7. path

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    MyPetChicken.com allows you to order as little as 3 chicks at a time for an extra charge. I think it was $25.00.

    path
     
  8. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't get it, now you have a daughter? In your earlier post you were asking how to convince your parents to let you get chickens? Sounds a little weird to me.. But mypetchicken.com and ideal don't have min. orders, or you could check your local feed store, craigs list, etc.
     
  9. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Quote:funny. I thought I caught something like that as well.
    Anyway. Craiglist. I have found a lot of free/cheap chick ads on there. Or Ideal.. although they are sold out of a lot of breeds til either fall or even next year right now:th
     

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