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Central Massachusetts, Just getting started ...again

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by MikeM, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. MikeM

    MikeM New Egg

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    Just getting back into it. Will start building a new coup this spring. I had Orpingtons and sexlinks a few years ago, moved to a new house and was busy with other things. Looking forward to getting back into it. Live in central Massachusetts. This is a cool site, look forward to using it...
     
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  2. beejay86

    beejay86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Mike. I am also in Mass, located on the NY border. Where do you get your birds?
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Out in the western part of the state you have a better chance of having birds and to be able to get birds. In the eastern part there's not many outlets for our chickeny needs. Fitt's Mill has chicks and Family Pet in Pembroke has chicks. If you go to any of the shows, like the New England Bantam Club Show that's coming up on May 6th, there's usually a sale section.
    We're all rather friendly here, so it's always nice to have newbies coming by.
    Welcome to the both of you.
     
  4. beejay86

    beejay86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've tried very hard to find a close outlet to buy pullets to no avail. So I go to my regular source about 2 hr drive. I might start raising chicks next year. Those I can get nearby.

    So, I've got my 10 layers and sell eggs to my friends and family. It's fun and the kids love it. Glad I found the site. It will be helpful to share information. -Brian.
     
  5. pegbo

    pegbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and I'm glad to hear you're getting chicks again. I don't know what I'd do without mine!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. MikeM

    MikeM New Egg

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    Thanks all for the welcome and advice. I know in the future I will be asking for more. I don't have birds yet, need to build the coop first. Soon as the weather breaks I will begin. There is a guy less than a mile from here that always has birds and eggs for sale. I stopped by a few times but no one was around. I hope to catch up with someone soon. This guy has alot of birds can't wait to see them. So I as meet him and find out what he has available I will let you know. Who knows, maybe some of you may know him!!
     
  7. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    :rolleyes:Mike we don't have any yet either.Just waiting for the hubby to build and modify a shed this month. LA coop du joor has birds in lakeville. She is on this site . If you want some you may want to try her. Ihave had great correspondence with her and prices were reasonable. Unless you are ordering from a hatchery then you won't have any trouble finding birds.Erin M.
     
  8. setting_silkie

    setting_silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all...I'm not really from Central MA, but just north of Boston. Chicken owners are pretty rare in these parts, so I thought I'd chime in on ANY Massachusetts message board. Anyone else from North of Boston? I've heard really good things about Coop du Jour. My girlfriend got some chickens from there and was totally impressed with the set up and cleanliness of the place.
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm south of Boston, sort of halfway between there and Plymouth.
     
  10. MikeM

    MikeM New Egg

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    I am located just outside of Worcester, Hey Erinm where is Lakeville? I ordered coop plans from Welps the other day. They weren't expensive and the design is kind of what I had in mind.
     

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