My Girlfriend raises chickens and want to buy some rare baby chick for her for xmas gift - TEXAS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by esilver, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. esilver

    esilver New Egg

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    The commercial outfit do not sell much around this time of the year.

    Not looking for roosters....

    She lost a few birds to a dog this summer and really miss the following and lives in Texas and looking for egg layer

    Hen - White Creast Black Polish
    Hen - Americauna
    Hen - Silkie All types

    I am hoping to perhaps work with 1 day old chick than can be mailed.

    I live in Dallas.

    Can anyone help me out or suggest how I can find these for Xmas?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You could try posting in the Texas thread for people in your area. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/44/texas
    There are also threads for all of those breeds in the Breeds, Genetics & Showing forum.... and don't forget the BYC Buy-Sell-Trade forum.
     
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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Nice thought for a gift, but a single chick isn't the way to go, frankly. Cannot really mail a single chick, doubt anyone would ever do such a thing, and cannot really raise a single chick either. These birds are social animals and a little grouping of 4 or 6 would suffice for the social interaction that a chicken needs.

    I agree on chatting up your desire on the Texas thread.
     
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  4. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    The third google hit when searching: chicken breeders in dallas tx, ranch-coop.com advertises older chix available now. You may want to try them or others coming up with that search.

    Hope this helps. Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome! Glad you joined us. [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When buying a very young chick, you are taking a gamble on what sex it will be? You said no roosters. Silkies for example are very difficult to sex early - breeders usually need them to be 4-5 mos. old to sex with any accuracy. And as others have pointed out you can't have 1 chick shipped. If you get one and it dies, you have none.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - go to the Social forum and locate the Texas thread under 'Where are you! Where am I?'. Good luck in buying that perfect present.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] you've received some good advice, mypetchicken.com has a much lower minimum purchase than other hatcheries you should check it out!
     
  9. mi2bugz

    mi2bugz Chillin' With My Peeps

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