Hello From South Florida! (looking for online chick hatcheries)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mebefitz, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. mebefitz

    mebefitz New Egg

    Apr 5, 2016
    HI all!

    We are looking to add to our current flock of 6 chickens. (3 silkies and 3 americana) Our silkies are currently very broody and we want to get some baby chicks and attempt to have the silkies adopt them Our local feed store and random craigslist people are currently unreliable. Does anyone have any success or experience with online hatcheries? Any recommendations?

    We have raised the americana from babies (less than a month old) and we currently have hatched two naked neck chicks from fertilized eggs and the silkies have really become great mommas. Our americana have been great egg layers and we look forward to adding to our flock.

    Thanks for any help and insight you can provide!

    -Amber F.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies do tend to be great broodies - but, some will not accept live chicks. Maybe you could obtain some fertile eggs to put under them. You may want to post on your state thread. Just put that in the search box and it will come up. [​IMG]
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    [​IMG] Good luck finding some chicks.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - all the best with your search.


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