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Ken Carden

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ken carden, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. ken carden

    ken carden New Egg

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    I'm wanting to get some chickens, should I buy from someone local or have people had good luck with shipping from hatcheries. I'm wanting white eggs and meat chickens, should I get one breed for both purposes or one for eggs and another for meat? I live in north Texas (Whitesboro/Sadler).
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Local is always better if you have a choice. There is always a risk with shipping chicks. The post office could loose the box, the box could get stuck somewhere excessively cold, etc.
     
  3. ken carden

    ken carden New Egg

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    Thank you so much
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I have always had good luck with hatcheries - I've had birds shipping in from Iowa and Missouri - geographically close so that helps. Might want to check out Ideal Poultry - a Texas outfit since you live in Texas. In fact, here is the link to some hatcheries and breeders:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries

    And here might be another resource:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16175/miscellaneous

    Good luck and enjoy your chickens!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Florida!!! Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. wayne hulgan

    wayne hulgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love tractor supply. in the spring they get new chicks in and its just a great deal. you can pick out the little chicks that you like the best. only problem, our TSC will only sell 6 at a time. we are getting 2 new white leghorns, white eggs, this year. I will just hang around the chicks until someone else comes along that doesn't want 6 and we can split an order. we did the same last year.
    Welcome to the BYC and happy chicky day.
     

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