looking for breeders in Northern California

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by OVmomma, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. OVmomma

    OVmomma New Egg

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    Hello

    We are about finished with our coop, well, about another month or so. We are looking to buy about 6 hens and want a variety to choose from. Anyone know of where they have a good selection that we can get some nice layers from. We have a small son and are going to have more kids so we want breeds that are very friendly so our kids don't get nipped at.


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  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    what breeds are you looking to get? Hatcheries can be a real crapshoot, but the 4 hatchery girls I have are wonderful. I got them from the local feed store. Otherwise I know there are some breeders in NorCal here on BYC
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Oh, good luck! You might check Craigslist, I know I've seen some listings from poultry breeders on there! I'm in northern California myself, but all I breed is seramas and occasionally OEGBs, and those definitely aren't layer breeds. [​IMG]
     
  4. OVmomma

    OVmomma New Egg

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    Quote:We are looking for Light Brahma, Sicilian Buttercup, Buff Orpington, Welsummer, and Barred Rock.
     
  5. C&C Chickens

    C&C Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    You didn't say exactly where you live, but if you are close to the Bay Area, you can try Woolly Egg Farm in Mill Valley. They always have a large selection of pullets/hens to choose from.
     
  6. dldolan

    dldolan WineNChooks

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    I am in Sonoma County and got my lovely ladies from Jane at [email protected] in Penngrove. You can get eggs, young pullets, or 5 month old laying hens from her. I love my girls!
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  7. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    My Delawares and Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas just reached POL and mating age, if the days don't get too short too quickly this year I may have a dozen or so eggs I could sell you for incubation. My birds are breeder stock, not from hatcheries.

    I'll have chicks for sale next spring as well.
     
  8. OVmomma

    OVmomma New Egg

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    We live near Sacramento. I have family in the Bay Area that I visit regularly, so we are willing to drive about 2 hours in either way of Sac to find some good hens.
     
  9. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can find most of these breeds from Bradshaw Feed store. They are located in Bradshaw and before Florin. They carry good collection of young chicks as wells feeders. I bought few pullets from them and I am satisfied with them.
     
  10. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im a four year poultry showman but, have had experience since i was five. i would not recommend sicilian buttercups, they are very flighty in my experiences. one of my friends in central california has them and theyre crazy. i raised brahmas for two years and they are super calm and docile. these are however my experiences, you may find this out for yourself.
     

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