Can anyone recommend a trustworthy hatchery/breeder?

ChickenCharmer

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May 2, 2009
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I would like chicks (or pullets) of these breeds:

-Easter Egger (color of my choice)
-Ancona
-Andalusian
-Barnevelder
-Silver Spangled Hamburg (large fowl, pullet and roo)
-Silver Lakenvelder
-Leghorns:
-brown/light brown
-black tail red
-exchequer
-mille fleur
-silver
-cuckoo
-mottled
-Copper Marans (I want one that lays almost black eggs)
-Penedesenca
-Delaware
-Faverolle
-Mottled Java
-Speckled Sussex
-SL Wyandotte
-Appenzeller
-Crevecoeur
-Mottled Houdan
-Grey Japanese bantam
-Modern Game:
-silver duckwing
-golden duckwing
-wheaten
-Naked Neck
-Polish
-Serama bantam



All the chickens I have so far are from Ideal, which has not given me good quality chickens. I would preferably have show quality birds, and I would like pullets instead of full grown hens.

Could you point me in the direction of a good quality hatchery or breeder, or even a BYCer who sells good quality chicks?
 
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rnau

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Dec 4, 2008
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For the majority of the birds on your list I recommend Little Gem Hatchery in Douglasville Ga. The owners are Lee and Ginney Penny and their BYC name is Marans and More.

I hope this helps

Roy
 

Tootsie

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Oct 13, 2008
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Boy you have a long list there, he he. There are no SQ EE's. They are not a recognized breed for showing. If you want to show you need ameraucanas or araucanas if you want the bluegreen colored eggs.

Best wishes!
 

ChickenCharmer

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Yeah, I'm most likely not going to show them, I just want some really good-looking (ornamental) layers, and the hatchery quality ones I get from Ideal are not even close to the breed standard. So I'm thinking SQ chickens would be much more beautiful.

And I want EE's because some of them are even prettier than the standard Ameraucana colors, and they lay the same lovely blue eggs.
 

BantyHugger

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I am just gonna say Ideal Poultry because all the birds I have gotten from them have been wonderfully healthy. Also They have all the different colored leghorns. If you want good marans i don't think you want to order from a hatchery.
 

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