Looking for breeders in W. PA

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by itsazoo, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. itsazoo

    itsazoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for breeders/hatcheries local to Pittsburgh, PA.

    I'm really interested in getting Appenzeller Spitzhauben!

    I'd like hens only (prefer pullets or younger) for a backyard flock.

    Any info would be helpful, thanks!
     
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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I know jody has silkies, and i think ameracaunas. her username is hinkjc. [​IMG]
     
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I'm in the same boat, wanting just a few similar chicks and looked at hinkjc's website and it's quite impressive but I think that they are located in eastern PA.
     
  4. itsazoo

    itsazoo Out Of The Brooder

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    After some confusion was cleared up for me in another post , my list has changed a bit. I'm looking for local breeders/hatcheries with the following breeds:

    Appenzeller Spitzhauben
    Ameraucana/ Araucana/ EE
    Faverolles
    Wyandottes
    Other cold hardy rare/unique breeds

    Turns out Silkies don't have the "wing-power" to get into my coop. [​IMG]
     
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  5. palabeco

    palabeco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of ameraucanas. I plan on hatching their eggs in the spring. I will keep you in mind. I live in Washington County.
     
  6. itsazoo

    itsazoo Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like it might be easier to buy eggs & hatch 'em. Problem is, what to do with the practically inevitable roosters? Don't want roosters, don't wanna eat the roosters, can you actually sell/trade/give away roosters? Where do all the unwanted roo's go?
     
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  7. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Yes, please keep me in mind, palabeco. I would like to pick up 2 or 3 chicks/pullets and the spring suits me just fine. [​IMG]

    With a few more hens, it probably wouldn't even matter if one was a roo, since I don't have one currently with my 5 hens.
     
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  8. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was sold Ameracaunas, but come to find out the color is wrong. [​IMG] They lay blue eggs and have slate colored legs. But there coloring is not recognized. I also have a trio of Spitz. 2 roos and 1 hen. The roos just started crowing. She is not laying yet. If you are interested in (Ameracauna) eggs I can ship you some. PM me for prices and how many you want. I can put you on a waiting list for the Spitz if you are interested!

    I live in northern Ohio. So I am not too far from you. I can even hatch them out for you and you could come pick them up. Just PM me and let me know. [​IMG]
     
  9. palabeco

    palabeco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My unwanted roos go to the farm auction. They probably ended up in the stew pot, But thats ok with me, I don't like stewed chicken.
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Carla (allen wranch) has the Appenzeller Spitzhauben.
     

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