Originally Posted by kbella
Hello everyone, I am an arraviste to this site. My name is Kbella.I am interested in hatching peeps, preferably Rhode Island Reds (my cousin in Tennessee says they are wonderful in temperament and for egg laying and very beautiful).
My goal is to have about 10 females in my backyard, for friendship and eggs. Cocks are prohibited here in Rockville, Md., a suburban city of Wash., DC.
We are allowed 1 female chicken for every 1,000 square feet. I have 19,000 square feet. If anyone can sell me some eggs for hatching, please contact me. I d like to begin planning for the spring. Thanks!🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦
If you aren't allowed roosters, then you may want to consider getting started pullets (over 12 weeks old) from a breeder. Eggs can't be sexed prior to hatching. If you hatch eggs, there will be cockerels to deal with. Most breeders don't vent sex chicks, so again, there will be cockerels to rehome.
You can order vent sexed Rhode Island Reds from just about any hatchery in the country, but they rarely are the proper shade of deep red, and they aren't bred with temperament in mind.