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New here to BYC, and am just getting ready to start raising chickens. I'm here mostly for advice on purchasing laying hens at laying age, and any direction anyone can offer in where to find them in CT!
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread  will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.
 
 
The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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:welcome

 

Once you have 20 posts you can use the buy-sell-trade forum, there may be some POL birds there you'd be interested in (things come & go from there quite often). It doesn't take long to get 20 or more posts...just find a thread you're interested in and join in the conversation or say hello to other new members.

 

Thanks for joining us, I hope you find the birds you want!

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Hello and welcome. My only advice on purchasing older birds or hens at point of lay is to try to visit the actual place you will purchase from rather than an auction or flea market/swap meet. Try to personally see the status/health of their operation on your initial purchase. Remember, when buying any livestock you're also buying into a piece of the previous owner's management practices/farm and all the good and bad that goes with that. This is also the primary reason why trying to source your stock locally is a good idea. Good luck on your adventure!

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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

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