Where's the Chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickadee55, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I have a coop, I can't find any chicks. [​IMG] I was going to order some on-line but since I'm new at this I don't want the minimum of 12. I only want to start out with 5 or 6. Every time I go to the feed store to buy them. They are sold out. I tried to order them through the store but they said they are having a hard time getting them from the hatchery. Anyone else having a hard time? [​IMG]
     
  2. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mypetchicken.com will do small orders.

    next time you're in the feed store (or call), ask about ordering the breed you want. you may have to wait a month or so, but ... it's an option to explore.
     
  3. spaceapple

    spaceapple Out Of The Brooder

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    You can also get just a few from Meyer. Both they and My Pet Chicken have a minimum of three; they use a heat pack to keep them warm enough during the trip.
     
  4. paul65

    paul65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like Ideal but they are sold out of almost everything. You only have to spend 25$ that counts shipping.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I got my girls at a feed store. They have several varities come in through out the season.
     
  6. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe look on CL? Most of the feedstores around here post in the farm and garden section when and what times they are having chick day. Usually takes place on Saturdays.

    Plus there are alot of people around here that are selling chicks on CL...

    Cackle Hatchery also does small orders..
     
  7. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starting out with 5 or 6? Good luck with that. I said the same exact thing and two months later had 14, a year later 28, and I now have 21 in the incubator. Must be that chicken math everyone is talking about. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I definitely want more than 5 or 6 but I'm new to the chicken world and if I can keep five alive, I'll try for more.
     
  9. chick-n-momma

    chick-n-momma Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] me too!!!! I started with 6 a little over a week ago.....thought thats all I wanted.....untill............I saw the adorable EE's in the bin the other day. Today I have 12...and I am confident if I saw another bin full of cuties, I'd have more!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. catchthewind

    catchthewind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I said 4-6 hens, and now have 23 chicks. [​IMG] The only thing stopping me now is our coop holds a maximum of 20. Good thing they'll be free-ranging all summer and we won't be keeping most of the roosters, so should be down to more like 12 before the weather gets bad again. (And some of them are bantams.) I joked to my husband about building a bantam coop next spring and he started discussing ways to expand our current coop, which isn't even finished built yet! Chicken math, if I didn't believe it before I sure do now. I think it wouldn't matter how big our coop was, I'd have it full in no time. [​IMG]
     
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