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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nelsons brood, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. nelsons brood

    nelsons brood New Egg

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    Hello all, We have just ordered our coop and are planning on getting 4 hens. I would like a brown egg layer. Any help where we should look for our new brood? We have never had hens b4
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Congrats on getting into chickens!!

    Depends on if you want to start with started pullets, hens or chicks. Most feed stores carry chicks in the spring time, usually starting in March and into April. Some hatcheries carry started pullets, (young birds just starting to lay) or you can go to our Where Am I Where Are You section and chat with others in your state. Just look for your state among the posts and post there. You might locate someone nearby that has the birds you seek...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    As for the brown layers, here is a good external link to a good page on the different breeds...

    http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    Good luck in your new poultry adventure and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. texgardengal

    texgardengal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! you're in the right place. I'm new to raising chickens and this site has really been a lifesaver! . I'd check the forum for folks in your state. Lots of folks here can steer you in the right direction on good breeders but you might be able to find a breeder in your area that someone has used and can recommend. I have Marans and they lay beautiful dark brown eggs. Good luck!
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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    from Washington state glad you joined us!
     
  7. Gophfer

    Gophfer Out Of The Brooder

    Welcome, lots to learn here. Lots of newbies too. Don't feel lonesome!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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