Help!! Newbie in Sioux Falls, SD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SDChic, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. SDChic

    SDChic Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a farm girl stuck in town and finally convinced DH that raising a few chickens in our backyard would be fun! So, where can I get a nice variety of unique looking, good laying pullets? I'm only going to get 4, so I don't want to place an order online, and the local farm stores usually get all of one breed.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Check out the BST forum, you can post a Want Ad after you have 20 posts https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade Meyer/My Pet chicken do have small (3 chick) minimum orders this time of year. SD doesn't have a really active thread but you could ask if anyone knows of any more feed stores locally that will be getting in chicks (usually the chain stores like TSC will get at least three or four breeds in) https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/643368/east-river-south-dakota/0_20
     
  3. SDChic

    SDChic Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks for the info, I'll try that!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    This is a great place to start networking with fellow chicken-heads in your area which may open up some options to source your birds so that you can have the variety you are looking for, though as Kelsie said above, most of the retailers (farm stores) I have dealt with (both as an employee and as a customer) offer a fairly wide selection of breeds this time of year. Perhaps you would find a better selection if you find the individual(s) responsible for the chick orders at the locations you have available to you and find out when their shipments come in, etc to avoid visiting on a day when most of the birds have already been taken leaving only a few or one breed to choose from. Chicks, especially the most desired breeds, can go VERY quickly often selling out within hours of arrival at the store.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck in your search for pullets hope you are able to get some and get your chicken adventure on the go.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I hope you can find the breeds you're looking for!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck to you!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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