Buying from live poultry stores?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crankybiscuit, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. crankybiscuit

    crankybiscuit New Egg

    Feb 27, 2009
    Well, the husband is finally convinced of the eglu and a couple of hens. Depending on the availability of hens available from Omlet at this time, I was wondering if anyone had ever bought any chickens from live poultry stores to start out their flock?

    Driving past the one I see in Chinatown always breaks my heart a little bit, but being a chicken novice I have no idea what breeds they are, their ages, or if they'd be appropriate as laying hens if I rescued a couple.

    Does anyone have any experience/advice about this route?
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Weve bought baby chicks from feed stores before. Ive also bought adult birds from swap meets and poultry shows. Never had any problems what so ever. Without knowing what breed of chickens you are seeing I cant offer much help. [​IMG]
  3. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Look at the "Buy, sell, trade Chicken " section in the index... make a request for what you want and list your State, county, etc. Maybe someone near you can set you up.

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