A recent article in the Eagle-Tribune by Eric Parry brought up this little-known fact: In New Hampshire the law is that you have to buy 12 chickens, rabbits, ducklings, or goslings if they are less than 4 weeks old.
That seems kind of steep to me, as well as many other people looking to buy chicks, and Tom Stachulski, manager of Dodge Grain in Salem. Stachulski says a better requirement would be six, but that “it kind of thins out the people who won’t do it the right way.”
According to the article, even with these steep requirements, sales are up. At Dodge’s Agway Farm and Garden in Plaistow they are now selling about 1,000 chicks a year, double what it used to be.
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