Hatchery and Lifespan

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Hegatha, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all I have a question and this will most likely be based on others experiance. I am looking to purchase a wide variety of chickens up to 25 total. My biggest thing I care about is the lifespan Im wondering if anyone has gotten birds from a hatchery that have lived longer than 6 years. My chickens are basically pets and company.
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  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    you should check out sandhill preservation for a big variety of birds that are better than hatchery quality. we got our original cubalayas from them and still buy heirloom seed from them.
     
  3. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response! What about hatcheries that do sexing? I was really hoping to get all pullets.
     

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