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4H Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by WildHens, May 16, 2016.

  1. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for hatching eggs of quality birds, prefer standard sizes but bantams considered. The cheaper the better or willing to trade for some from my very limited supply. Im trying to supply about 18 kids with 3 or 4 chicks each and considering the risks of shipped eggs, will probably need a few.
    If you have or know anyone that may have something, please PM me with info.

    Possible Breeds:
    Wyandotte
    Cochins
    Marans
    Speckled Sussex
    Ameraucana
    Barred Rock
    Rhode Island Red
    Leghorns

    We would prefer to avoid hatchery stock..these birds will be living with and being taken care of by 4H members ages 9-17, they will keep records of everything from the cost to raise, amount of feed each bird cosumes, learning showmanship skills and participating in an end of the year show among many other things.

    I have WCB Bantam Polish, limited number of Norwegian Jaerhon, and as soon as a few girls are done being broody , Silkies and a small number of Serama (only one hen laying so very small number)

    Thanks everyone :)
     
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered a dozen barred rock bantams from Dick Horstman to begin my son's 4H breeding program. He has LF and Bantams available - not all the breeds you're looking for but some of them. His prices are very reasonable - I'd suggest giving him a look..

    http://horstmanspoultry.com/
     
  3. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you ♡ that's a great lead :)
     
  4. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't notice you were in WV - Dick's just over in PA so shipping should be a breeze. I'm in VA, about 45 minutes from the WV line and everything arrived alive and thriving from him. He's sometimes a little slow to respond to emails and such, but give him a shot.
     
  5. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already emailed him :) and was super excited to see he was in PA and close to Pittsburgh :D I'm closer to Morgantown (well that's the closest "town"..lol).
    I've heard his name in passing, but never really paid much attention. .so so very glad you told me ♡
    Thank you so much!
     
  6. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well..he's sold out of almost everything.. he does have RC Rhode Islands and bantam Barred Rocks that we're considering but still looking for sources on the rest of the breeds :)
     

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