Why are "chick days" right now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrjoemomma, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. mrjoemomma

    mrjoemomma Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2013
    We "inherited" some older hens and are not ready for more chicks now, but I was wondering why we see "chick days" at every feed store right now? Can chickens not raise chicks year round? Can I pick up a new pullet anytime of the year?
  2. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Feed stores have chicks at the beginning of spring each year. You can always order from a hatchery anytime or buy from a local who has chicks for sale, but usually the feed stores don't keep chicks all year - just at the beginning of spring.

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