Local Hatcheries/Breeders in Western Washington State

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Mainge, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Mainge

    Mainge New Egg

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    Forgive me if this question has already been answered....If so, please point me in the right direction if you would.

    I'm finishing up our chicken coop and will hopefully be ready in a week or two for some chicks. I live on the Olympic Peninsula and wondering where the best place is to get them out here. Here are breeds I'm looking for:

    Americana
    Delaware
    Faverolles
    Sussex
    Orpington
    Holland/American Holland
    Plymoth Rock
    Silkie
    Brahma

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Lilchickiemama

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    Hi!
    I just joined last night & saw your post. There's a breeder in Port Orchard that breeds Plymoth Rock, Buff Orpingtons, and Sussex as well as many others. She has a website, raincreekpottery.com , click on chicks & it will tell about the different breeds she has. She usually has a posting on craigslist, just click on Kitsap county to narrow search of latest chick hatch. I purchased 2 sussex from her a couple months ago & she was very helpful in answering questions I had being rather new to chickens. I Also am getting some chicks in a few weeks from a gentleman in Kent & he sells some breeds that are harder to find. He's incubating my chicks right now, so I haven't picked them up yet, but he was very professional on the phone & sells some really cool breeds. He advertises some of his breeds on craigslist with pictures , not all though because he has a waiting list on some of his breeds. 2 of the chicks I am getting from him are blue wheaten Ameraucanas (I don't know what kind of Ameraucana you're looking for). Also he sells several different kinds of orpingtons, I know lavender & chocolate, I'm not sure of the others (I'm not getting any orpingtons). He sells several of the different breeds listed at geenfire farms (these are the ones I've noticed he doesn't advertise for- he has waiting lists). You can search for him on craigslist just click on South King & I can see right now he has 2 listings for lavender orpingtons & blue wheaten ameraucanas, again he's in Kent. Hope this helps & good luck in your chicken hunting.
     
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  3. Mainge

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    Thanks for the helpful information. I hadn't heard anything until now so I've arranged to pick up some chicks at a local feed store this Friday. But, I may be interested in getting some more from one of these places...and in the future they'll definitely come in handy. Thanks so much.
     
  4. Lilchickiemama

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    Hi! Just another note, I've been searching threads on this site, to see who people are recommending as breeders in the area & several people have recommended "the Bradley Farm". You can find them on facebook, the bradley farm, in Tacoma, WA. If you look on their about page it has all their different breeds, which has several that you listed & many more. Some of them are, Delaware, Sussex, Orpington, and Faverolles. Also, it sounds like they will take back roosters. Again, good luck!
     
  5. Mainge

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    Thanks for the lead. I just went to a local feed store the other day to pick up 7 chicks. We got a Buff Orpington, Danish Brown Leghorn, White Plymouth Rock, 2 Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Red and an Australorp. So far we're enjoying them a bunch.
     
  6. Lilchickiemama

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    Exciting! We're getting 8 chicks in a couple weeks now & I can't wait! We have 4 hens but we haven't had chicks before. We're getting 2 wheaten marans & 2 blue wheaten ameraucanas from the breeder in Kent. Then we're getting 1 silver laced & 1 gold laced wyandotte & 2 welsummers, probably from feed store also, unless I come across a local breeder of those breeds that is hatching within a few days of the other four. Right now we have 2 RIR, that my daughter just loves , they follow her around the yard & a buff & coronation sussex (pretty birds) & the sussex finally just started laying this weekend[​IMG] ! If you come up with any good tips in the next couple weeks for chicks, definite dos or don'ts let me know- I need all the help I can get. I just hope they all make it, our birds as well as for eggs are primarily much loved pets.
    Congrats & good luck!
     

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