California chicken enthusiests.. where do you get your birds?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by melalthia, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. melalthia

    melalthia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi y'all and especially Californians....

    Barring the big hatcheries, where and how do you get your birds? Do you know local breeders? Do wait until the poultry shows? I'm new to chickens and I'm really interested in networking and purchasing some show-quality layers to fill up my flock. Is it just me and my poor researching skills.. or is California pretty bare of breeders? I've been trying to contact people through breed clubs and I'm not having much luck. So how do you do it?

    Also , if you are a breeder in California, could you give a shout out and also list the breeds you specialize in? I'd like to compile a list of California breeders for the Californian BYC people.

    Thanks!

    (I've also posted this topic on the buy/sell and trade forum so moderator, if I've done a no no by posing in two places.. please forgive me. I was not sure where I should post this.)
     
  2. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. fisher man

    fisher man New Egg

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    murrymcmurry is agood hatchery. their prices a cheap to.
     
  4. The Chickinn

    The Chickinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get my chickens form Welp Hatchery.
    Their link is : www.welphatchery.com
    You can request a catalog so you aren't always online looking at their poultry.

    Hope this helps.

    I am a soon to be breeder(in about March to April.)
     
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Yahoo group "California Chickens" is a great place to network and find local breeders. There are lots of people on there with show quality chickens.
     
  6. melalthia

    melalthia Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Oooo great link.
    Thanks Barb! and thanks for the warm welcome!
     
  7. LeeLeesFarm

    LeeLeesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Having trouble finding this group ....
    is that the actual name "California Chickens" ???

    lee

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  8. LeeLeesFarm

    LeeLeesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Having trouble finding this group ....
    is that the actual name "California Chickens" ???

    lee

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    Sorry for my impatience ....
    I found it .... just took a bit of scrolling thru 500 possibilities....

    it is called 'CaliforniaChickens" ...... all one word.

    Thanks to Skeeter9 for the info ....


    Lee

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  9. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For cheap birds, definately check on craigslist! I usually buy hatching eggs, hatch them, keep a few, then sell the rest on craigslist. Also, there are a lot of people who are willing to hatch eggs for you so you don't have to buy a whole incubator/set-up. Feel free to contact me if you need help finding birds [​IMG]
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    I'm in Southern Cali and I have
    Production RIR
    Showgirls
    Silkies
    BC Marans
    Possibly Blue Turkens if they hatch.


    Chef
     

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