Newbie! um need a little help here ;)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Regan71, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Regan71

    Regan71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so grateful for this forum! My husband found this site and I quickly realized you guys are the "real deal" for getting sound information and sharing the fun of raising chickens! We have been talking about getting a few chickens for about 3 years now and this spring we are finally going to do it! We have 3 children who are at the perfect age for enjoying them and sharing in the responsibility of caring for them. I am hoping to get some advice on purchasing chicks. What is the best way to locate a breeder/hatchery that carries chicks that interest me and where I will be able to buy less than 10? We are looking at Silver Laced Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons. We are willing to drive to pick them up if its not too far. Southern Tier New York/ Northern Tier PA. And how long until people start calling me the Chicken Lady? Thanks for any help you can give!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Regan71, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Yes, BYC is the real deal - hope you stay and become part of the community! Below is a link to hatcheries and breeders where the you can look and see if they sell them in the numbers you desire. I know a lot of hatcheries recently have dropped the minimums from 25 to 15 to accommodate folks who want a smaller batch to start. I do know one, MyPetChicken, sells in reduced quantities. Best of luck and have fun!!!

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

    And find your state/search area in the link below - maybe a little local insight can help you out:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    And hey, if you are this far into it, you are already The Chicken Lady!!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG], Hinckjcpoultry have some very nice Orpingtons in many varieties. Located in Pa. they are readily accessible to you. Take a look at Hinckjcpoultry.com.
     
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
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  8. Regan71

    Regan71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the warm welcome! I will check out these sites for sure [​IMG]
     
  9. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Florida!!! Welcome to BYC!!!
    You picked great breeds an I bet your kids would love them! Best of luck to u an your flock
     
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  10. BurnsFarm

    BurnsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] From Michigan!!
     
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