Hello from Mt. Rainier, Washington with a question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by graphicgranny, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. graphicgranny

    graphicgranny Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2011
    Ashford, Washington
    I Am A Newbie To The Forum As Well As Raising Chickens! I Have Drawn Plans For Our Chicken Coop, With Help From Chicken Coops For Dummies. I Am Also Studying The Chicken Breeds. Now I Need To Know If It Is Better To Buy From A Farm Supply Store For Your Chicks Or From A Breeder? Also I Am Very Interested In The Breed, Java. Does Anyone Know A Good And Reliable Source For Javas? It Will Be A Couple Of Months Before We Will Be Adding Our Chickens As The Weather Here Is Too Cold To Work In.

    Thanks For Any Suggestions Or Answers.
    Graphicgranny :eek:)
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

    I try to buy from breeders now. We have had problems with egg peritonitis (sp?) that I was told is common with hatchery birds....
  3. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    Swampville, Wa!
    Welcome to BYC! Chickielady is in Raymond and has Black Javas. If you go to the index and click on "where am I, where are you" you will find a thread called "washintonians" It's a great place to see all the mossies here in WA. Welcome and have fun!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Renton

  6. itsrsu

    itsrsu Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2011
    Wonderful idea [​IMG] Ya man [​IMG]
  7. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Hatchery Chicks are fine for pets and egg layers, but if you are interested in a particular breed with breed characterisitics definately go through a breeder, thats the best way to get some matching the breed definitions. I am into orpingtons and my breeder flock looks like a completely different type than hatchery orpingtons. It really is amazing. I do not know much about Javas, but do know that the people who have them, LOVE them, so I would say thats a good sign [​IMG] Also they are a rare breed if I have my facts straight, so preserving the breed is a pretty good incentive as well!
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  8. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Ferndale, Washington
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. [​IMG]

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