looking for chicks first week in april

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mybest11layers, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. mybest11layers

    mybest11layers New Egg

    Feb 1, 2014
    Hi I'm new at this. I'm going to start raising my first flock this spring. My plan is to have 11 hens raising them from day old pullets.including 2 barred rocks 2 olive eggers 2 americanas 2 golden comets 2 marons that lay the darkest brown eggs and 1 buff orpington to make 11. Is there anyone out there that know where I can get all these birds?

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    You can order from hatcheries around the country. Murray McMurray, Meyers, My Pet Chicken, to name a few. You can also head over to your states thread to chat with others in your area as to where you might find these breeds close by to you....


    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your new babies in the spring!!
  3. mybest11layers

    mybest11layers New Egg

    Feb 1, 2014
    Thank you for your advice I appreciate your feedback.I honestly truly want to go with local folks to achieve my desired result.Anyone at all local that can help me with a solution?
  4. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 what TwoCrows suggested, post in the NY state thread she gave for the best chance of finding local birds. You might also want to check out and search the Buy-Sell-Trade forum and its archives.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    go to "where am I, where are you," to find and post on your state thread. This would be the best way to find local sources. While a hatchery may have many breeds, some locals may have only a couple. You pretty much would have to buy from several sources - they would likely be different ages and be somewhat more difficult to integrate into your flock.
  7. Ivybirdy

    Ivybirdy Out Of The Brooder

    Hope you enjoy your stay! Goodluck with your chicken adventures!
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]

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