Hatchery or Local Feed Store?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by windnleavesfarm, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Hatchery

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  2. Local Feed Store

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  1. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You choose! Lets see what you like!
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I pick hatchery over feed store, by miles, but miles above hatchery is breeder.
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If someone just wants a small number of chicks of standard breeds, then the feed store will work. But if a person wants maybe 15 or more chicks or wants a rarer breed, then a hatchery is better. Remember that most chicks at feed stores were purchased from hatcheries.

    And if a person wants eggs and not show birds, a hatchery is often better than a breeder. Hatcheries put more focus on breeding for egg production, particularly with popular breeds.

    If you want show birds, buy from a breeder.
     

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