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New to the arena and looking for hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anna and Matt, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Anna and Matt

    Anna and Matt New Egg

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    Hello All,

    My name is Anna. My husband and I moved to a quite 3 acre property last spring and are looking to start a little flock of egg layers. We are located in Eastern PA. We are eager to have a variety of hens (no more than 4 at max to start), but it appears that every where we contact, we must purchase at least 6 chicks and there is no guarentee on the sex of the bird. We are not permitted to have any roosters.

    So far, we found one place in Quakertown, PA at that will allow us to purchase a pullet. We wanted to avoid having all of the same type of hen. We purchased our coop and are building a chicken run both of which are enclosed in a quarter of an acre garden. Does anyone know of any other places within about an hour or two drive where we may be able to purchase other single pullets so that our flock will have some variety?

    Thanks so much,

    Anna
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Look for your state thread in the Where am I? Where are you! and ask if anyone there can help you locate some hens. Good luck!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Anna and Matt, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Yes, sometimes finding just a few birds is a pain. I X2 the advice of Sumi. I know certain farm and ranch stores in my area don't care how many chicks you purchase. Have you looked in the Hatcheries section? Some allow as few as three chicks. Good luck to you!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Moyer's in Quakertown is a good source.
     
  5. Anna and Matt

    Anna and Matt New Egg

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    Sumi, I did exactly as you advised.

    Redsocks, I will definitely check out the link you provided.

    Sourland, Moyers is exactly the exact location of our first hen.

    Thanks again!!

    Anna
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. celonecoop

    celonecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you ever find some pullets? I'm in Quakertown I know of a few local people who have chicks I have some eggs in the incubator right now im waiting to see how many hatch
     
  9. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site! [​IMG]
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     

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