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Hello everyone - I've already introduced myself but I havent been very active on the site much.  So far, I have a coop, have a run, need some supplies for water/feed/etc.. but really I am stuck on where to get my birds. There are just so many options and coming from a background of adopting all of my dogs, the whole breeder aspect of chickens is new to me.  Just screams out like a puppy-mill business (but for chickens of course).

 

Was hoping some of you could help ease my mind to this or refer me to some reputable breeders or if theres someone local to me that's reading this, can point me in the right direction.

 

I live in north county San Diego and dont mind driving a bit to get to a good place

 

Thanks!

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Welcome to BYC

If you look through the Where am I - Where are You section of the Social Forum, there are several Cali threads. Check in there to meet some more local folks. Just like with every other animal there are good and bad breeders - getting to know other BYCers in your area may lead to some good birds.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcome

 

Hope you find the birds you are looking for!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Welcome to BYC! :frowGlad you joined the BYC flock! :) Good luck finding your new girls!

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Hello frow.gif and welcome to BYC!
Edited by Peep-Chicken - 10/17/15 at 9:49am
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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

:jumpy:cd:welcome:cd:jumpy

 

You could also check into any hatcheries if you do not mind shipped chicks.  The only problem is that many hatcheries have slowed down or completely stopped hatching for the season.  Good luck finding what you are looking for.

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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