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NC Wannabe

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by theberryfarm, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. theberryfarm

    theberryfarm New Egg

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    Hello,

    We live in NC and have been thinking about getting chickens for 4 years now...no, I am not a slow mover, I am scared!

    I really really want to take the plunge before Fall of this year so I need some help.

    Most of the reasons for the long decision time is cost of building a safe secure coop and trying to decide what breed to go with.

    I know I do not want to raise chicks I want to buy pullets and locally all I can find is Shooks Hatchery to get pullets within driving distance.

    I want big brown eggs and friendly chickens.

    That is my criteria, any suggestions?

    Thank you,
    Susan Berry
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Welcome Susan! [​IMG] Where are you located in NC? There's a show at the fairgrounds in Winston Salem this weekend if you are near there. People set up with birds to sell so you may find something there.

    Craigslist is another option.

    I've gotten chicks from Shook before and had no problems. The pullets he sells as grown are debeaked. I know some people are not aware or okay with that.

    Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
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  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
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    Hello from New London NC. Shooks has a good deal on his pullets I bought some from him and they are doing well.
     
  7. theberryfarm

    theberryfarm New Egg

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    Yes I will probably use them. I have to get the coop built first.
     
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    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. theberryfarm

    theberryfarm New Egg

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    Thank you for all the welcomes everyone.
     
  10. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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