Heart set of Light Brahmas. Need Texas source.

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SheilaV, May 19, 2012.

  1. SheilaV

    SheilaV In the Brooder

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    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.
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  2. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Songster

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    You may try the First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas. I got my very first rooster from a seller there and I wish the roosters I've had since then were as good as he was. If you've never been you should go. It usually takes place the last weekend of every month.
     
  3. SheilaV

    SheilaV In the Brooder

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    I ended up buying a dozen or so Light Brahama chicks online with eFowl. They came this week. I didn't want more than a dozen chickens, so I paid the premium for a small order, and a premium for having them sexed (didn't want to chance having too many roosters, then deal with the problem of what to do with the surplus), and added a few turkeys as well. Other sites would not mix chickens and turkeys. I had to pick the order up at the post office, as our carriers will not deliver live birds. I suspect it has something to do with our 100+ temperatures. Consequently, it was a challenge to get them and still get to work. I have them set up in my garage for now. I lost one of the turkeys and they had to short me one, as their hatches were short, so I ended up with only 2 turkeys, a dozen pullets and 2 cockerels. I am looking forward to having my little flock again. I am pleased with eFowl.
     

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