Breeders of ANYTHING chicken in upstate, NY?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by sarahandbray, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the toughest time sourcing breeders here in upstate, NY within a 2-3 hour drive of Albany, NY! Seems like everyone I talk to around here does TSC or mail order.
    I'm fine with mail order for some, but I'd really like some breeder-quality chicks of primarily egg-laying breeds. Western Mass or Southern, VT might work, too.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks a bunch!!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Hi there! We've met in the NY thread :) What are you looking for? I have buff orps - just utility quality, not for showing, and in the spring I will have crested cream legbars, silkies, and NN bantams (although the last two aren't really egg layers). Also have general mix breed egg layers and will have saphires in the spring - a CCL/Leghorn cross that produces birds that lay tons of blue eggs.
     
  3. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! Those sapphires sound really cool--I know somehow Leghorns get a bad rap, but so far, ours have been fine! They're not exactly cuddly and they are FAST, but they are faithful layers, great at foraging/scratching, and I find them to be pretty to look at as well!
    Where are you exactly? And what would be the cost of these sapphire chicks?

    I kind of have two goals in mind--prolific layers in mainly brown/white (and some colors--though, I noticed those eggs tend to be smaller--the Golden Comets and Leghorns lay perfect size eggs for the "Large" cartons) for our front-yard farm stand and word-of-mouth local sales AND also a few breeder/show-quality birds just for fun :)

    REALLY enjoying this chicken-raising experience! Has been super fun!

    I'm about 8 miles south of Albany.

    Sarah
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Sapphires lay a nice large blue egg, since their parents are leghorns and CCLs, which were created from leghorns. $2 a chick or $1 an egg if you want to hatch them yourself would be fine :) I'm going to be breeding the CCLs to the proposed SOP but they aren't accepted yet so you can show them, but they can't take champion of the show. My silkies are breeder/show quality and can be shown, plus they are fantastic broodies if that's something you want in the future. I'm over near Fair Haven VT just over the border into NY, but I'm in Glens Falls all the time so meeting wouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely love some! Not prepared to hatch yet, but am planning on brooding a bunch of chicks this spring. I'll PM you. Thanks!
    Sarah
     
  6. Roundhousechick

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    Where are you located? I am hoping to find buff orp pullets locally...
     
  7. ebeagle35

    ebeagle35 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I post and was curious if you found anythi g local. I am in albany area as well and am looki g for guinea hens, silkies cochins and orpingtons.
     

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