Barr Rocks it is! Now where should I find them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Just reebok, May 18, 2012.

  1. Just reebok

    Just reebok Chirping

    So - I'm reading everything I can online about hatcheries.. and there are so many out there!!! I've decided that I want to get Barr Rocks for my first chicken and only want to order 3. Yes.. teeny, tiny flock I'm aiming for - I know. So, what can you recommend for that breed? Some of the places have minimums of 15 or so - I only want to raise 3 hens. TIA!
  2. Welcome to the forum....

    did you get your answer on this one? Check out They have the ability to ship smaller orders of chicks. If you have a feed store near you, or if you can find some in the buy-sell-trade section of the BYC forum...presto -- you will have your chicks.

    Good luck with starting your flock. BTW 3 is an excellent number.
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I got mine the past 2 years from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio who supplies many of MyPetChickens chicks. They will ship as few as 3-4 chicks, but the more you order in multiples of 5, the less the shipping costs. Mine have been correctly sexed as pullets and healthy.
  4. Just reebok

    Just reebok Chirping

    Good to know! I had someone really recommend the Orpingtons as a great kid-friendly bird - so now I'm torn. I *really* like the black Orpingtons and the barred rocks.. Decisions, decisions! I am definately looking at the My Pet Chicken website though. :)
  5. Arica

    Arica Chirping

    Jun 2, 2012
    Spokane Washington
    Mpc is the BEST
  6. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2012
    I love orpingtons (i have a buff) and barred rocks! be warned if you're ordering chicks, they CAN die. I ordered four from MPC and 2 died so i ordered for more and 2 died AGAIN! it's rare, but it's something that you have to know can happen if you order. MPC is the best though.

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