I'm wanting some infomation

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Henerz101, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Henerz101

    Henerz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting some hens and I've chosen buff orpingtons silver laced Wyandotte and black Australorp however I would like some infomation on buying some quality birds

    Thanks

    Henry
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If you are wanting show quality birds, you should buy from a breeder rather than a hatchery. However, if you are just wanting some good, productive birds that breed true to the breed type, I would recommend Dunlap Hatchery in Caldwell, Idaho, which is a smaller, family run hatchery. I've ordered chicks from them on several occasions (including Black Australorps and Buff Orpingtons, they also sell SL Wyandottes although I've not personally ordered them from Dunlap) and have been very happy with their service and birds. The folks at Dunlap are very friendly and helpful and I've never lost a chick in shipping (the only one of four hatcheries that I have ordered from that I can say that about). You have made some excellent choices in breeds, and wherever you end up purchasing them from, good luck with your flock.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Those are some great breeds to keep! Very docile, friendly and great on the laying. Hatchery birds are generally not up to the same standards as privately bred birds, especially those of heritage blood lines. If you want to keep some real quality birds, definitely purchase your birds from a known quality breeder that you know will sell you birds from good stock.
     
  4. Henerz101

    Henerz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from England and I'm buying them from the auction
     
  5. 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.

    Your on the right track! Speckled sussex is another breed to look into.
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you get to view or inspect birds before the auction starts? You don't want to start with unhealthy birds.
     
  8. Henerz101

    Henerz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea
     

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