Buying full grown chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BigBen, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. BigBen

    BigBen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just starting out and don't want to start with baby chic'sthe first time. I just started building my coop.
    Is there a place that I can get chickens that are a few months old.
     
  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Check your feed store, I bought some of my birds there.
     
  3. joshplus10

    joshplus10 Out Of The Brooder

    I've seen adult chickens on Craigslist

    A few of the hatcheries sell POC (point of lay) chickens, but they have large minimum orders.
     
  4. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with both walkingwolf and joshplus10, craigslist and feed stores are where they will be. But if you want tame ones that you can hold and play, and cuddle with it's worth it to raise some. Not that many places sell tame adult chickens.
     
  5. BigBen

    BigBen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see some places sell "Bantams"
    Is that a full size bird?
    I'm not sure of the definition.
     
  6. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Bantams vary in size they are usually much smaller than full size chickens. Even standard chickens vary greatly in size. Check out one of the hatcheries web sites they usually give the standard weights of adult birds for each breed they sell.
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Bantam is the definition of small. I sell chickens on Craigslist occasionally so yeah that's a good place to start.
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    the are people here that sale chickens two in the chicken part down below you could look there.
     

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