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where can i find full grown hens?

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does anyone know where i might be able to just buy adults? i bought three chicks from a feed store a few weeks back and so far its looking like i have two roos. i really dont want to raise more chicks, but i did want three hens.
besides craigslist or something, is there a place i can call or anything to buy full grown hens? i live in reno nevada. thank you.

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http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/red_started_pullets.html

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wow, thank you!

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If you can wait just a little longer till your county or state fair, sometimes there are hens for sale ....I bought a lovely barred rock one year that layed eggs for years...

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post #5 of 13

You shouldn't buy chickens from when they're an adult. and the chickens may look like roosters, 2 of my chickens looked like roosters but turned out being a hen, it's only 5% chance of your chicken turning into a rooster wink

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thanks guys, im going to give them a few more weeks as well smile

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post #7 of 13

The only thing I don't really care for about the started pullets at murrays is they have their beaks cut.....

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You shouldn't buy chickens from when they're an adult. and the chickens may look like roosters, 2 of my chickens looked like roosters but turned out being a hen, it's only 5% chance of your chicken turning into a rooster wink


What? Why shouldn't you buy birds when they're an adult? There is a 50% chance your bird could be a rooster. Male (50%) or Female (50%).


OP, you can also look on your local craigslist, freecycle, and kijiji to see if anyone nearby is selling birds.

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post #9 of 13
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eew, you mean like they come with no beaks? alot of the city chickens in los angeles have no beaks, it looks awful sad

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post #10 of 13

They have beaks, they're just shorter, blunted... I've seen them both ways, and their is less issue w pecking when their beaks are "trimmed" (not cut off all the way)

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