Why does no one have what I want....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by porkchop48, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Malta, OH
    I am currently looking for a hatchery that I can get some winter chicks to raise.

    Of course no one seems to have what I want, or I am just looking in the wrong places. I want a few turkens, a polish or two and some more brown egg layers ( not real picky on type). No one seems to have turkens right now. Maybe I am just lacking on knowing more than a few hatcheries... Yeah that could be it.

    But darn it I want to get some more hens grown up for spring time... Grrrr..

  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Wrong time of year for a number of breeds. Some breeders don't produce for the market between now and the spring.
  3. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Malta, OH
    Quote:I kinda figured that....

    I was just hoping to get a jump start on the new year flock [​IMG]

    I guess I could get some of the ones I wanted any ways and just work on the turkens at a later time. I just wanted them dang turkens.
  4. Vtchicks

    Vtchicks In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    Rutland, VT
    Too cold to ship to most states this time of year.
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Yeah, wrong time of year for hatcheries.

    I would check with breeders here on BYC that live near your area and see if they've got what you're looking for.

  6. if you want turckens and polish go to www.meyerhatchery.com but you will have to wait for warmer weather.
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Your options are:
    1. Wait until January or February to order - most hatcheries will be taking orders and some will be shipping chicks then.
    2. Post a wanted ad in the Farm section on Craigslist for your local area - some folks will be selling some of their flock to downsize for winter.
    3. Order some eggs for hatching. This is the most risky, but it's an option.

  8. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Malta, OH
    I checked meyers but they are currently out until January. Which I know is not too far away but when I get in the moood to do something. I am normally impatient.

    THey do have some of the others I want I was just hoping to get them all at once.

    I don;t have an incubator just yet so no hatching eggs for me. I currently have a broody but not sure if she is will to stay a few more weeks to hatch me some more eggs :) I am not sure how long hatching eggs are good for and do not want to risk getting hatching eggs.
  9. KFaye

    KFaye Songster

    Mar 19, 2011
    Try Healthychicksandmore.com. I got all 11 chicks from them just last week and I live in WI. My new ones are, RIR, BO,BR,BA,ARA,GLW, LB,CR,SLW. All standards for me this time. They are very healthy and vibrant still.
  10. RCROE

    RCROE Chirping

    Jan 3, 2010
    FT.Payne AL.
    TRY DOUBLE R POULTRY they are located in FL. but ship from Mexico in the winter

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