Looking for layers in Central Massachusetts

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  1. newchickener

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    Does anyone know where I can get some RI Reds, Barred Rocks etc in MA area? I would like layers if they are available. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. bestponymilo

    bestponymilo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have two barred rocks, a speckled sussex and two buff cochin pullets if you're interested. Right near Springfield, MA. They're not laying yet, they're only about 6 weeks old but they are out of the brooder and in the coop.
     
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found RI reds in athol,ma. they are about a year old lay big eggs and are only $5 each the guys name is bill his number is 978-249-8643. I got 8 yesterday came home put large doghouse up on 2 pallets and am making a door today and putting in nesting boxes. pretty birds. hope this helps he says hes getting a bunch more he had 30 yesterday.
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
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    freshegg that is what I have for a few of my coops, doghouses. They work pretty good, I had a door added on the front with screen which I cover with plastic in winter and also had a door put in the side of it so I could clean it out. That's a good price for those chickens too.
    Sorry newchickener but I do not have anything for sale at the moment.
     
  5. newchickener

    newchickener New Egg

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    Thank you all. Freshegg, I am going to pick up my first flock tomorrow AM in Athol! How are the birds? Thanks for the great info.
     
  6. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi new chickener Sorry it took so long to reply I forgot I posted this message. My chickens are fine still only getting 3 eggs a day but they are happy here. How many did you get? Hows it going so far. I fed mine a ton of hardcorn soaked in water overnidght with hot pepper yesterday hoping to push up the egg production. my eggs I do get are extra large. also built a automatic feeder with a 5 gallon covers bucket and planter bottom it was super easy, believe me I am not a handy tool person but I did it.
     
  7. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update on my chicken houses First I have the doghose on 2 pallets then I decided I would cover the cellar stairs with a floor cause this looks like a narrow shed hooked to the house and has room for high roost. I'll have to post a pic. well I was so proud of this nice bigger coop, so after a few days I snuck out in the evening and guess where they all were, In the dog house [​IMG] but they do go in the cellar shed thing to eat and lay a egg here and there.ok I just went and took pics of there area and there feeder that very unhandy me made myself [​IMG]



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  8. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops only loaded 2 pics heres the feeder


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