Buying Chicks in Maine

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EggMan207, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chirping

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    I could use an updated list of places in Maine. I'd like to get my new layers started ASAP as I can't seem to keep up with customers egg demands. Looking for baby chicks of the following breeds: Barred Rocks, Copper or Cuckoo Marans, Aracaunas, Gold Comets, and Black Star. Where in Maine doesn't matter too much (preferably southern, central or western).


    Please help.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

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    I'm not in Maine, so cant help much. Can I suggest the place you purchase your feed??? These places are about to start selling chicks now. Hope some breeders in your area respond to your post. :)
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,, :highfive:
     
  3. EggMan207

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    I found some... Not all of the breeds I wanted exactly, but fairly close. I was going to use my local feed store for my layers, but they aren't delivering them until May... that's too late
     
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  4. kklowell

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    Theo, where did you find them? I'm also in Maine, and if it's close enough to me I could maybe get mine there too.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I have the opposite problem. I'm getting 2 doz. eggs/day, and don't have enough customers! PM if you want to buy some adult birds. I'm in Central Maine.
     
  6. kklowell

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    I can't see how to PM you, but I would like more info about your hens.
    Ken
     
  7. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chirping

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    Orchard Ridge Farm in Gorham. They have a pretty good selection, but won't be hatching more until April
     
  8. EggMan207

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    What do you have for hens?
     
  9. kklowell

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    Thanks.
     
  10. kklowell

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    I just looked them up, and while they do offer one of the breeds I want (Welsummer), they charge $11 for a day-old chick, which is a lot more than I want to pay.
     

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