Where to find find cornish cross chicks in winter

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicks for better health, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to purchase some cornish X chicks to raise over the winter. Where can I find them?
     
  2. chicken nanny

    chicken nanny Out Of The Brooder

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    i got some from welps about 4 days ago
     
  3. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    McMurray has them available Feb. 1st.
    I'm on my second batch from them and have had great success. They are a little more expensive than some of the other hatcheries though.
    My current batch will be going to freezer camp in 2 weeks.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Depends on the weather if they will even ship them even if they have them. After temps begin to drop it is against regulations for them ship live chicks through the mail. You may have to wait now until spring. If your temps are like ours in Central Va anything shipped at 1 day would die in this cold.
     
  5. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How do they get around the postal regulations of no live animal shipments during cold weather?
     
  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure... I do know they use different boxes in the winter time to ship their broilers. A lot less holes....

    I've ordered them with temps in the high 20's before and they did fine. It's amazing how rugged those peeps are, they take a lot of abuse before they settle into their brooder.

    I didn't even know there was regulations? Next time I order I will have to ask them... I have a batch of pullets coming December 9th, 400 Sex-Links and 100 White leghorns. The temps the last two days have been freezing cold, yesterday morning we had an inch of snow on the ground. It didn't last long though.
     
  8. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a shipment from Welps coming on Wednesday.
     
  9. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe Townline still has them, that's where I get all mine from.
     
  10. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I got some from Ideal a couple weeks ago. Nice healthy chicks, too.
     

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