Hey! Texas transplants to Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MoLT, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. MoLT

    MoLT Hatching

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    Hello Everyone!, I've checked out BYC in the past, but since I moved to south central Kansas from Houston I figured I better join in to learn new things about chicken keeping in colder climates. My two girls are three years old and moved from Houston with me. One is a RIR and the other an Austrlope, and so far so good, but now we need to add to our family. Problem is, I have no idea where to get any chicks. Would anyone have any suggestions? Wichita is the closest large city to me. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from a fellow Kansas, MoLT, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I always enjoy seeing Kansas folk on the boards! Where to get chicks? I always get mine from the larger and more reputable hatcheries...I've ordered from Murray McMurray in Iowa, Meyer in Ohio, and Ideal Poultry in Texas and had great success. Chicks really travel pretty well through the mail. I wish you all the luck in the world!!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Go to "where am I, where are you," to locate your state thread and post there. You will likely find other chickeners who live in your area - they may even have chicks for sale.
     
  5. Thunder Chicken

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    Welcome to BYC Molt. I have traveled a lot of the same roads as you have. Lived North of Dallas for 3 years and grew up in Kansas. I'm in Indy now but I remember my first grade teacher was part of a family owned hatchery outside of Enterprise Kansas called Stirtz Hatchery. We went on a field trip and I bought my first chicken for about 25 cents. [​IMG] Of course that was close to 45 years ago. Anyway, I Googled it and it looks like it is still there. Probably a two hour drive from Wichita. There is probably something closer but that's the only one I know of. Good luck expanding your flock.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. MoLT

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome and early tips. What a great bunch y'all are!
     
  8. liz9910

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    Welcome to BYC! You can also try Craigslist, good luck on your search.
     

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