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Chick Report 2018

Delivery & Availability Calendar

Our baby chick season is over for 2018.

We will leave this calendar up until our 2019 schedule is made (in early January, 2019) so that you may see the breeds we tend to receive each year. 2019’s arrival calendar should be very similar to 2018’s.


Pullets = all female chicks;  Straight Runs = unsexed chicks

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2018:
Friday, April 6th

  • White Leghorn Pullets
  • Black Sex Link Pullets
  • Rhode Island Red Pullets
  • Barred Rock Pullets
  • Black Australorp Pullets
  • Buff Orpington Pullets
  • Ameraucana Pullets

 

Friday, April 13th

  • Brown Leghorn Pullets
  • Black Sex Link Pullets
  • New Hampshire Red Pullets
  • Ameraucana Pullets
  • Dominique Pullets
  • Light Brahma Pullets
  • Cuckoo Maran Pullets
  • Gold Wyandotte Pullets

 

Friday, April 20th

  • White Leghorn Pullets
  • Red Sex Link Pullets
  • Rhode Island Red Pullets
  • Barred Rock Pullets
  • Black Australorp Pullets
  • Buff Orpington Pullets
  • Ameraucana Pullets
  • Assorted Silkie Bantam   Straight Runs

 

Friday, April 27th

  • Buff Orpington Pullets
  • Delaware Pullets
  • Dominique Pullets
  • Assorted Cochin Pullets
  • Cuckoo Maran Pullets
  • Welsummer Pullets
  • Bantam Special Straight Runs

Chicken notes:

chickWe order all pullets when available, which grow into hens. If you would like a particular breed of rooster chick, it can be added most any week. Call the store for information. “Straight Run” orders mean the chicks were not sexed and they will grow up to be hens and roosters, but we have no way of telling them apart at that young age. If the hatcheries (who are the experts) could sex these breeds accurately, they would do so!

All chicks are available on a first come, first served basis, unless you want special-ordered roosters or meat chickens. Don’t worry if you miss a week, there will be more chicks.

Chickens are social creatures. We recommend purchasing no fewer than three chicks to create a family unit. This makes for happy and healthy chicks.

If you’re new to backyard chicks, review our Advice for Raising Chickens and Other Poultry guide for answers to frequently asked questions.

Chickens are farm animals and some will die. Children should be prepared for that possibility. A word to the wise: hold off on naming the chicks right away.

We receive all chicks certified disease-free. Chicks must be treated gently for several weeks. They are all vaccinated for Marek’s Disease.

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