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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Anny, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Any back yard hatcheries in the Michigan area, south west area preferable.

    I'd like to eventually add at least 2 more hens to my group I'd love either wyandot, Buff Orpington or an EE

    please let me know.
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    I find a many backyard breeders on www.bestfarmbuys.com . There are also several 4h type swap meets and auctions. I don't know what type of birds are at the local auctions though. The gentleman I got several of my chicks from is way up north, a good five hours.
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    You could alway post an ad on Craiglist, its free and I have seen lots of hens and chicks for sale on there. Good Luck!
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Townline Hatchery in Zeeland still sells ISA Browns and Cornish X. It is getting late in the season.I work there and it has been the best season ever.
    They also sell started pullets of the ISA browns. They are the the best layers of brown eggs that there is. Their phone# 616-772- 6514
  5. Quote:My feed mill sold chicks in the spring through townline...and I did an additional order by calling them. I had a 100% survival rate on both (with the execption of the neighbors cat). I did end up with one rooster ariconna by mistake but fell in love with him...so it's all good.
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:I just recently heard of the Zeeland hatchery. Next spring I would like to get some girls for eggs, but starting with either eggs or chicks. Can I pick them up at the hatchery since I live in MI, not to far away?

    Also, do they have a good variety of breeds??
  7. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I ordered from Townline last year and there is no minimum as long as you pick up. Super nice people too. All my chicks were very healthy and I didn't loose any due to illness or stress.
  8. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    That is good to know. Then I wouldn't have to worry about broken or damaged eggs.

    Heidi, where in MI are you?

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