Getting Ready for Spring Chicks

Getting Ready for Spring Chicks
If you have your heart set on a particular breed or variety of poultry, the best time to place your order is in early January, or as soon as your chosen hatchery starts accepting orders for the new year. Some chicks sell out rapidly, especially the most popular breeds and the rarer varieties. If you delay ordering, you run the risk that your chosen source will sell out, and you will have to decide if you are willing to accept a substitute, select a different breed, or search for an alternative source. Once you’ve chosen a breed, and if you don’t already have a favorite hatchery, deciding where to order your chicks is the next step. If you want a common breed that most hatcheries carry, your choices are wide open. But if you’re looking for a less common breed or variety, you will have far fewer hatcheries to choose from, and if you want more than one rare variety, you may not find a source that

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