We are from the Md/DE/Pa area, right up in the corner of MD.I have been reading BYC for several months now, probably even longer than that. We started our flock in april or march with a straight run mixture of chicks from the local Tractor Supply Company. Since then my researching has increased tenfold. Ive seen the other kinds of chickens that I want for looks. Learned the kinds I want for egg production, even learned a bit about a few of the meat breeds.
I built our coop and run recently, once the brooder wasnt big enough to hold my crazies anymore. Now they are living it up outside with fresh air and free range opportunities. Though they are giving us problems going into the coop at night. I just let them out this morning after another 2 day coop lock down to try to show them where home is.
I find it kind of hard to find store where I can buy some of the things id want for my chickens. Water cups, nipples etc. TSC only carries so much, just feed and a few feeders really. And really wish i could find a place that i could buy chickens in hand from, not order them online, But i know there would be some complexities that go with that. But if anyone knows places, please let me know.