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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kelleyayers1, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. kelleyayers1

    kelleyayers1 In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2017
    norman oklahoma
    My daughter and I are getting backyard chickens this year! A new type of pets for us! Already having difficulty in finding our chicken as we live in a city and no roosters are allowed and so many places not sexing the chicks. Anyone have any tips on this problem? Really dont want to risk getting a rooster or roosters and having to re home them after getting attached. Thanks!

  2. AerieChickens

    AerieChickens In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2017
    North Carolina

    MyPetChicken and Meyers Hatchery will both sex chicks and will ship as few as 3 chicks once the weather warms up. :) I just ordered some from Meyers Hatchery myself!

    Good luck!
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under kelleyayers1 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, living in Aus, I am not familiar with the best places to purchase sexed chicks. However, have you chosen a breed you are interested in keeping? If not, you might consider Sex Links as the chicks are able to be gender identified at hatching I believe.

    Or, unless you are keen on the whole chicks, brooder scenario, you could opt for young pullets close to point of lay?

    Having read many posts in BYC, I am pretty sure you can buy sexed chicks from the major hatcheries but might have to pay a bit more for them. Anyways, I am sure someone in the US will pipe up with some good connections.

    If you have not already checked it out, I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here if you do not already have any:

    Finally, you might want to say hello on your local thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes to you, your daughter and your new feathered family when they arrive!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  4. kelleyayers1

    kelleyayers1 In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2017
    norman oklahoma
    thank you!
  5. Welcome to BYC Kelley! :welcome

    Hmm.You rin Oklaholma?Ok.You should try MPC, MyPetChicken.I have never ordered from them(plain to next year)but from what I've heard they sound great and you can order as FEW as 3 chicks!

    Good Luck and Best Wishes to you!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us and good luck finding the birds you want!

  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC!

    Most hatcheries and sellers only have a 90% accuracy rate for sexing day old chicks. You might want to look into Sex Links or autosexing breeds, that way you will definitely get females.

    Great to have you with us!
  9. True.But al most ALL have a 90% accuracy, right?I mean, everyplace I have gotten them Uts been 90% and I've only gotten female :idunno:
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, kelleyayers1, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like you've received a ton of great advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]

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