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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Yellow Snow, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Yellow Snow

    Yellow Snow In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2011
    As far as I know there are no breeders in my area (rural southern Utah) that specialize in the breeds I'm interested in (Orpington, Austrolorp, Ameracauna). How would I find a good breeder that I could mail order from? And am I naive to hope to find a breeder who will sell sexed baby chicks and ship them?

    One more thing: is Sand Hill considered a hatchery or a breeder?
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I find Sandhill more like a hatchery than a breeder. They have a lot of varieties, they sell like a hatchery, and from a lot of what I've heard - Most of their birds aren't the best quality.

    For Ameraucanas, there's a breeders directory, you can look up your state (where I was born! [​IMG] ) to find any. Otherwise, John Blehm at chickhatchery.com sells and ships chicks as well as Jean Ribbeck of Pips&peeps. Both good breeders.

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    And you most likely arent going to find a breeder who sexes the chicks.

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