Buying a new hen advice

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by mj79, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. mj79

    mj79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! We purchased 5 baby chicks in July, 2 didn't make it and now 2 of the 3 left are roosters. So we are thinking of purchasing some grown hens. I've found a couple local listings on Craigslist for hens that claim they are actively laying. Just looking for some advise in what I should look for or look-out for when buying chickens like this?

    The 5 chicks were our first ever and obviously didn't go well, we really wanted a "pet" chicken that the kids could feed and would be friendly.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    grown birds will need a quarantine period lest one bring in disease.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that. I would give any bird I intended to bring into my flock a three week quarantine period to make sure that it wasn't carrying any diseases.
     

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