Having moved from South Texas to Lubbock, we're about to move onto some land and I'm finally going to get another flock of chickens! This time around, I want to hatch eggs with a surrogate Mother Hen, rather than ordering Hatchery Chicks.
Here's my ideal plan:
--Get two to three pullets of an appropriately broody breed from someone within driving distance of Lubbock.
--Raise them in my little coop while preparing the big coop and run.
--When one or two pullets mature and turn broody, obtain fertile eggs of a dual purpose breed (my wife likes the Americaunas, and I like Jersey Giants) and let the young Momma(s) hatch them.
My main question is this: Where in West Texas can I get either the pullets, eggs, or both?
Thanks, and I am so glad to be back!!