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Dom Lover

In the Brooder
Aug 24, 2019
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Hi, I'm Dom Lover and do not have, nor have ever had chickens to raise. So all the help I can get is gladly accepted.
I am interested in, and plan on purchasing my first Dominique chicks this spring. Hubby inherited his grandmother's homestead of 44 acres and we are building a small log cabin. We hope to have it completed by the end of October, so this will be my first "country" home as I have always been a city girl. So looking forward to retiring to country living where I can have all the animals I can take care of.
Right now I am looking for hatcheries that will sell Dom chicks for a small number. Since I am just starting, I really just wanted 2 baby ladies, but the smallest minimum I could find was 3. I can live with that. So far I have only found 2, Cackle and Meyer's. I live in Tennessee, so if anyone knows of a closer hatchery for Doms that will sell for 1-3 chicks please let me know. And thanks for all the good information I've read in the past. It has really helped and I have a booklet of all my notes.
So introduce yourself and fire away.......
 

DobieLover

Easily distracted by chickens
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Jul 23, 2018
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Hello, Dom, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
Honestly, you really don't want to get just one or two chicks. Three is a good number. Sometimes, chicks fail to thrive and die. If you only had 2 and one died, the other would be terribly lonely and stressed. I have used Meyer and they are good.
 

Dom Lover

In the Brooder
Aug 24, 2019
12
43
44
East Tennessee
Hello, Dom, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
Honestly, you really don't want to get just one or two chicks. Three is a good number. Sometimes, chicks fail to thrive and die. If you only had 2 and one died, the other would be terribly lonely and stressed. I have used Meyer and they are good.
Thanks, that is the one I have been leaning towards.
 

penny1960

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Look up your state thread ask if anyone breeds them may get some that way good luck on the new life ask you understand chicken math I went to the poultry auction for very young birds just a few yes got 3 of those then 4 ooops then 9 I have had birds 5 years here grew up on farm with many chickens mainly cattle and horses
Welcome to Backyard Chickens
 

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