NEED HELP!Just starting Tampa Florida Need fertilized eggs please!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by quigonator, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. quigonator

    quigonator New Egg

    Sep 10, 2009
    Near Tampa
    [​IMG][​IMG] Our family is going to start raising chickens. We need all the help we can get! I just got the incubator yesterday. We need eveything, for when they hatch coop, feeders etc. The kids are very excited !! We are just trying to find some hatchling eggs. Any advice on the best kind of chickens to raise w/ kids would be appreciated!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Where in Tampa are you? I used to live in Palma Ceia until 2005. Not in the fancy part though....There are lots of Floridians on the forum. Someone from Tampa, one from Lutz, someone from St.Peter/Clearwater, Plant City. Check out the section "Where am I". If you want to check on breeds, there is a breed info list on BC, Feathersite has a list and my favorite site is Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart.
    You may find someone near you that has ferilized eggs of the breeds you choose. Or you can order from a hatchery or private breeder. Search the site, I'm sure something will jump at you.
    Also check out the coop construction site for ideas . Lots of people build their own coops or find stuff or building materials free or cheap on craigslist, freecycle, at consruction sites etc. Good luck and glad to have you
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcOmE to BYC~*~*~ from SW VA
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Hello there! i hope this who i think it is!!!!!

    Welcome and give it time, you will find eggs soon [​IMG]

    Did you post in the forsale section? I know we have many members from New Port richey, Tampa , st.pete

    Best of luck,
    Heather aka
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    [​IMG] from Lutz,FL I lobe my Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and many other breeds of my chickens are great.
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
  8. Destinee's Dozen

    Destinee's Dozen Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2009
    Bell, Florida
    [​IMG] Welcome [​IMG]
  9. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    Hi from Seminole Heights. I like the RIR, the Red / Black Star sex link and also the EE. They are the best layers. Large eggs and anywhere from 200-300 a year depending on the breeds I mentioned. Shell's Feed store on Nebraska Ave, just North of Bush Blvd. sells chicks there. They usually sell the RIR or one of the other big layer breeds. And you can buy as little as 1 chick. They know a lot of breeders who sell eggs and can stear you to someone in the area I'm sure. They also have a great selection of supplies. They mainly deal with the Purina brands but also carry MannaPro and other brands too.
    They are quite knowledgeable and very helpful and friendly. So feel free to ask them anything.
    There are around 7 Feed Stores in Tampa. Just google to fine them.
    Hope this helps a little.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Fellow Tampanite.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  10. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    [​IMG] from Ocala, FL!!!! I would reccomend bantams for little kids like Seramas, Old English Games or Silkies.

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