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how do you buy your chookies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by r0xiRox, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. r0xiRox

    r0xiRox In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2009
    Do you buy them as fertalized eggs and stick them under a chookie or a bator or do you buy em as fully grown chookies or as liddle chickies?
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    My first 2 sets of Chickens I bought as day old chicks. Now I have been buying hatching eggs that I have been hatching in my incubator. This is my last set of Bought eggs for a while. I will try to hatch some of my own eggs in a few month to see how they do.
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've bought all of my chickens as day-olds, shipped from a hatchery. I'm getting ready to start incubating my own and shipped eggs, though. Can't wait to start on that adventure!
  4. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    Hagerstown, MD
    I have done all of the above. Ordered day old chicks then discovered ebay eggs! Incubated some silkies that hatched on week before my day olds were delivered. I have also bought a few full grown chickens. Now I am incubating some more including one of my own!
  5. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    My first trio was given to me as adults in a trade for some ducks..... the next batch came from a hatchery as day old chicks... this spring I am going to be incubating eggs from the hatchery birds [​IMG] Might sneak in some hatching eggs from some of these wonderful BYC folks too!
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I have ordered some adults on Eggbid.com, bought day olds at a feed store, hatched some shipped eggs, picked up some juveniles from a local person...
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I really think that it is cheaper to buy them from Meyer hatchery than to incubate them! Think about it! Buy all pullets at like $1.28 a piece. Not many roosters to deal with. No higher electric bill. No cleaning the incubator. No hatching scenarios! It is definitely more rewarding to hatch them but there is still overhead by the time that they hatch.

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