It's fun to go to Tractor Supply Company during Chick Days.They will have chicks and chick supplies until mid April.It's fun to look at the chicks but sometimes it's even more fun to watch children looking at the baby chicks. There was a wide eyed little gal there the day I took these pictures. She was mesmerized. Her dad couldn't pull her away, even with bribes of ice cream.They often have promotions, like a free waterer if you buy some chicks. I once bought a dozen chicks at one of these promotions.
I ended up with a free waterer, one hen, and 11 roosters. I won't go into detail about what happened to the 11 roosters, but the hen had to make friends with the old flock. They say that can't be done, but she did it. Her experience growing up with 11 roosters probably helped her figure out how to get along in the world.
Since then I've stuck with a local hatchery that I like.
But I didn't leave Tractor Supply Company empty handed. I bought this:
It chirps when you press its belly and it was a big hit with a certain kitty I know.