New from San Diego

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sillybirdie, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. sillybirdie

    sillybirdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello

    I am jumping on here and trying to find my way....Been thinking about getting chickens for a few years and we are ready to dive in! We are searching for baby chicks to arrive in time for Christmas....anyone selling chicks in the San Diego area? Tips for what kind to get. So excited and a little overwhelmed on here [​IMG]

    Looking forward to learning....
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississppi. If you were closer I'd be happy to give you a few to get you started. I warn you, it's an addictive hobby! [​IMG]
     
  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania!
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    You came to the right place to learn about chickens

    Have fun

    Imp
     
  6. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to make the drive to Valley Center I noticed Terrys had some chicks a couple of days ago. They order from Pritchart (sp) hatchery and I've always had good luck with their birds.

    Welcome!!
     
  7. sillybirdie

    sillybirdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow thanks for all the welcomes....

    What kind of chicks were at Terrys? I don't even know who/what that is but am willing to drive. What kind? I saw Barred Rocks in Hesperia. I am trying to figure out what to start out with. I was thinking 3 chicks and now to decide what is best for our area? Any thoughts?
     
  8. Peipooch

    Peipooch Out Of The Brooder

    Welcome! You'll find your chickens will be a lot of fun. There is a wealth of information on this site. Make sure you post pictures, too!

    Merry Christmas!
     
  9. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terrys is one of the feed stores in Valley Center. Not sure what kind of chicks they were. Some looked like barred rock and the others were yellow. You can call them and ask.

    The good thing about our weather is we can have any kind of chick we want. I started with a brown egg assortment - it didn't take long to have favorites. My husband loves buff orpingtons. The barred rocks and black astrolops (sp) are nice and I have to admit I love the all. Google some breeds and see what you like.

    Have fun!
     
  10. sillybirdie

    sillybirdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! Thanks for the help. I have Barred Rock on my list. Does anyone know if silkies are good layers? I need to research that more as I am getting mixed reviews....but I just LOVE the looks of these birds! Would love to have them!!!

    Thanks so much! I am getting so excited!
     

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