Chicken Sources?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FyreFly, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. FyreFly

    FyreFly In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2011
    Is there a difference in chick quality between hatcheries? What is the proper way to pick hatcheries/breeders to buy chicks from?

  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    If you know what breed / variety you are interested in, check to see if there is a breed club website. Generally there is a breeders directory on there somewhere.

    If you want to show, or work on supporting a breed to the standard, you probably want to avoid a hatchery. If you are just keeping a backyard flock for eggs and prettiness, hatchery birds will meet the need.

    Good luck on your search.

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