Hatchery and Lifespan

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

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Songster

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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 Crowing

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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 Songster

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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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