Are there any backyard breeders local to New Hampshire? I'd be interested in getting hens/chicks from folks close by.
Breeders in NH/VT
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Hi! I am interested in more information on the swap being held in Springfield Vermont on May 18. Can you purchase chicks and hens or is it only swapping? I am trying to start a small flock here in Vermont, but since I am a newbe to raising chickens I am trying to get birds that are not too young, possibly 3 or 4 months old or older. I dont want to deal with chicks or egg hatching until I have more knowledge and experience.
We would gladly travel in Vermont (our home) or New Hampshire (within reason) to pick up from a private breeder.
Initially we though of mail-ordering, but there are all sorts of mixed reviews, my wife has been stymied for days, and a day trip (keeping within the local economy) might be just the thing.
Thanks for replying...
Do you have any plymouth/barred rocks? Will you be coming to the swap in Springfield weekend after this one?
Since we live in a similar climate, what have you had good luck with?
Locally I have noticed many chickens with pecked bloody parts; lack of aggressiveness would be important as well.
If your not in a hurry, or if you want to expand you flock, this is coming up in June
not too far from S. Vt.
Hi All, I live in Hooksett NH , but the only breed I work with are True Rumpless Tufted Araucana,I usually keep most of what I hatch But do have chicks availiable some times.And culls, and when my incubator is full I also sell hatching egg's. My Araucana are Large Fowl,I try not to sell chicks till they are well feathered(about 3-5 weeks of age)
I have several barred rock cross pullets and some very cool looking mixed breed cockerels available right now. They are almost 9 weeks old and friendly. Not a good pic but this is the group 'helping' me out on my deck repair project.
Pic of one of the barred pullets (she is a cross). The others have darker barring.
They will be brown egg layers. The cockerels range from ameraucana x welsummer, ameraucana x black giant, one possibly pure black copper marans and a columbian rock cross.
Edited by Birch Run Farm - 5/6/09 at 8:44am