In the Brooder
- Jun 5, 2011
I have gone from rarely eating eggs to eating eggs as a major source of protein, and have decided at last that I am ready to take on some hens. I have my heart set on Light Brahmas, as I raised these as a kid (4-H) and again about 20 years ago. Nothing else will do. I would prefer older juveniles or even young adults, so hatcheries are not my first choice. I live in the Dalls-Fort Worth area of North Texas, and am quite willing to drive to find some hens. I am undecided about a rooster, simply because I don't want a bunch of chicks to try to place. I refuse to eat my own birds and do not want to worry about what to do with an excess of birds. I see myself with 1/2 dozen or so. I LOVE this breed! So I am looking for a source in North Texas. I do not want a mixed breed, as I may, one day, change my mind about the rooster. I would welcome any ideas. I'm in the process of dog-proofing a run, and setting things up, in anticipation, but if I have to get chicks, the clock is ticking fast. So, please, let me know if anyone has any ideas.