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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dom Lover, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Dom Lover

    Dom Lover In the Brooder

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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.......
     
  2. MaryJanet

    MaryJanet Crowing

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    Hi and welcome from me in Adelaide, South Australia :frow I can't help you with hatchery advice, but someone will be here shortly with some tips for you.
    :welcome:woot
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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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.
     
  4. Dom Lover

    Dom Lover In the Brooder

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    Thanks, that is the one I have been leaning towards.
     
  5. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you decided to join the flock!
     
  6. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    :frowHi and welcome! Good luck with your upcoming country life!
     
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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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
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community. :woot
     
  9. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC neighbor! I'm in Virginia! Glad you decided to join us. Looking forward to hearing about your transition to the country life! How exciting!

    :ya:welcome:ya
     
  10. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Free Ranging

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :welcome
    We're so glad to have you here with us! :ya
    Thank you for joining our wonderful community of fellow poultry enthusiasts! :)
    :wee
    I've used both Meyer Hatchery and Townline Hatchery. They're both great and have great customer service!
     

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