Need chicks? Consider buying from us!

It’s that time of year again: the time when the cute and fuzzy little chicks fill the water troughs at the local feed stores.  Around here, those little chicks run about $1.99 – $2.69 each for straight run.

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Consider buying from Striving Acres this year! We are taking orders for straight run chicks (meaning I don’t sex them so you might wind up with some roosters in your flock) for the low price of

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$1.25 each if taking eleven or less,

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$1 each if taking twelve or more.

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We’ll be hatching these out ourselves in our own incubator (hen hatched chicks are never separated from their mothers here so we only offer incubator hatched chicks). 

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Jake showing off a chick he helped out of the incubator last May…

We have a variety of breeds, and the chicks will be a mix of any of the following:  Americana (or Auracana which lay blue, green, or pink eggs), Russian Orloff, Dark Brahma, Light Brahma, Isa, Silver Laced Wyandotte, and Cochin.  You’re more than welcome to come and pick your chicks out yourself from the hatchlings.  My only requirement is that the chicks will need picked up within the first five days of hatching, and you must take a minimum of three chicks (they can’t stay warm enough if there are less than three).

I’ll be taking orders now, and once I get three dozen ordered, I will start the incubator, and your chicks will hatch in three weeks! I’ll continue going down the list in this way until all the orders are filled.  If you’d prefer to get your chicks in April, just let me know that, and I can definitely accommodate you!

If you’re in the market to hatch eggs in your own incubator, we can set you up with a dozen hatching eggs for $5.

We’re very excited to offer this local option to people in our area!  Leave your order in the comments below or send me a private message on Facebook (or my cell phone for those who have the number).  We’re thrilled to help more local folks on their journey to self-sufficiency! 

4 thoughts on “Need chicks? Consider buying from us!

  1. You go girl! Too cool. We have hatched eggs in incubators & under broody hens…. The hen hatched ones are much easier to manage.

    Just curious, What is your hatching rate in the incubator v/s under the hens? We did a little science project here a couple years ago. Our results were 50% hatch rate in the incubator and nearly 100% under the hen. We may just be terrible at incubating. 🙂

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    • Candi, I’m so sorry; I just saw this! I don’t always get the reply notifications for some reason on here. Our hatch rate was about 80% this year. We bought a good digital thermometer and hygrometer from Amazon last year, and we liked it so well that we bought a second one this year for the second incubator (we have a really old one and a nice new one). That thermometer made all the difference!

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