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Best way to add a breed?

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I'm interested in adding some Welsummers to my flock sometime in the future (I'm a very newbie chicken owner - my flock is still just eggs in an incubator!). However, they don't seem to be such a popular breed around here. The one person I know who sometimes sells them will only 'maybe' have chicks in the fall.

 

So, if I want some sooner, what's the best (most fool proof, cheapest, easiest, or whatever) way of doing it? Ordering eggs from another breeder or a hatchery (and if so, which ones? Checked out My Pet Chicken and they sell chicks, but not hatching eggs)? Ordering chicks (that does make me a little nervous, but maybe that's silly?)? Finding someone with a couple of hens and a rooster that they're willing to part with (and how to do that)?

 

The eggs I have now are all from local hobby breeders.

 

I live in NY, if that makes a difference.

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Check local feedstores and craigslist! :D

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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