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CHICKS

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2017 Chick Season is here!

Our 2017 chicks will be arriving in March. We have provided a list of the breeds and their scheduled arrivals below. We will also have ducks and guineas joining us in May and turkeys in June. If this is your first time owning birds, don’t worry! Our staff is here to help.

Chicks at The Mill

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Our bird sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis. They typically arrive by mid-morning at our locations, but this time is subject to change. We recommend you follow our store’s Facebook pages Bel Air, Black Horse, Whiteford, Hampstead, Hereford, Red Lion for the most recent updates.

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Future Events

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Chicks Night Out 2017

Chicks Night Out is one of The Mill’s most popular events. The night is filled with important information about owning and raising chickens. There will be a guest speaker, giveaways, discounts and a display of products available at The Mill. Our staff will be there to help you with any questions.

ASK QUESTIONS

Whether you’re buying chicks, it’s best to ask questions about the chicks before buying them. We have provided three questions that should help you decide!

Are they straight-run or pullets?

Hatcheries sell chicks in groups of straight-run or pullets. Straight-run is a mix of genders. With a straight-run group, you take a gamble of having just as many, if not more, males than females. Pullet is a term for female chicks under the age of one. You may find it beneficial to pay more for a group of pullets. Keep in mind the guarantee percentage for all females in a pullet group is high, but not 100%. There is a chance your batch could have a rooster.*

The majority of The Mill’s chicks are pullets.
The Mill’s French Guineas,  Ring-Neck Pheasants, ducks and turkeys are straight-run.

What are they eating now?

Chicks at the Mill are typically started on a medicated chick starter, as opposed to non-medicated. Medicated feeds are designed to give chicks an immunity boost during the first days of their lives. This helps fight off illness while the chicks are adjusting to a new home. The medicated feed The Mill uses contains amprolium, not an anti-biotic. It helps to prevent Coccidiosis.

Have they been vaccinated?

Chicks at the Mill have been vaccinated for Marek’s Disease, a viral disease. The vaccination can prevent Marek’s if administered immediately after the chicks hatch.

The Week of March 6th - CNO 3/8

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: Bel Air, Hereford, Red Lion
Thursday: Black Horse, Hampstead, Whiteford
(subject to change)

Rhode Island Red

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Barred Rock

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Araucana

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The Week of March 20th - Chicks Night Out 3/21 & 3/22

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: Bel Air, Hereford, Red Lion
Thursday: Black Horse, Hampstead, Whiteford
(subject to change)

Rhode Island Red

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Araucana

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Golden Comet

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The Week of April 3rd

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: Bel Air, Hereford, Red Lion
Thursday: Black Horse, Hampstead, Whiteford
(subject to change)

Golden Laced Wyandotte

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Black Australorp

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Dark Brahma

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Ducks

The Week of April 17th

Scheduled Arrivals
Wednesday: All Mill Locations

Pekin

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Khaki Campbell

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Mallard

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Guineas & Pheasants

The Week of May 1st

Scheduled Arrivals
Wednesday: All Mill Locations

Ring Neck Pheasants

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French Guineas

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The Week of March 13th - CNO 3/15

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: Bel Air, Hereford, Red Lion
Thursday: Black Horse, Hampstead, Whiteford
(subject to change)

Silver Laced Wyandotte

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Jersey Giant

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Buff Orpington

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The Week of March 27th

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: Bel Air, Hereford, Red Lion
Thursday: Black Horse, Hampstead, Whiteford
(subject to change)

Red Cross (similar to Red Sex-link)

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White Leghorn

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Barred Rock

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The Week of April 10th

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: Bel Air, Hereford, Red Lion
Thursday: Black Horse, Hampstead, Whiteford
(subject to change)

Rhode Island Red

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Araucana

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Buff Orpington

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Ducks

The Week of April 24th

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: All Mill Locations

Welsummer

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Cuckoo Marans

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Turkeys

The Week of June 5th

Scheduled Arrivals
Monday: The Mill of Red Lion & The Mill of Whiteford only.

Broad Breasted White

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Mammoth Bronze

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