NY chicken lover!!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    What is the name of it?
     
  2. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found a cheap but very nice 8x10 greenhouse on Craigslist - hubby and I are both drooling. What the heck would we do with it? We are starting our own veggies from seed now, so it would be nice to have a bigger space to do it in. But then I would need a bigger garden. With a bigger garden, roadside stand? With eggs? Then one of the local BBQ joint owner's stopped in the office and was chatting. He has gotten prices from his chicken wholesalers, prices have gone up and supplies are short. And of course my mind starts thinking, how about raising meat birds? OMG, someone stop me....
     
  3. mderby48

    mderby48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's A&j farms but the website is poultryhatchery.com. Thousands of people order from hatcheries everyday. It's next to impossible to find the breeds you want locally. I have been trying to find Light Brahmas with no luck. I ordered some from the hatchery. I researched before ordering and the unsold chicks or the ones with defects get used for rendering.
     
  4. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought from that hatchery just about a year ago, I really wanted some Buff Orpington chicks for my broody to raise. I drove up there, they grabbed the sweet little yellow chicks and I took them home. The bill of sale says Buff Orpington. When they got older, they just didn't look like BOs, I called the hatchery, they said oh yes, it's just genetics, sometimes they don't get that buff color right away. When they were fully grown I called again. They remarked again about genetics, instead of telling me that they were really red sex links that they had sold me by mistake. I become angry whenever I think of them. If someone can't admit that they made a mistake, I don't think highly of them, and I will mention my experience when asked. No way, no how are these buff Orpingtons, and to make it worse, One of them is my egg eater, just by chance...in all fairness, they probably had nothing to do with the egg eating, unless that is contained in their faulty genetics. Sorry, will stop hyperventilating now. OHMMMM, OHMMMM.
     
  6. mderby48

    mderby48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be so frustrated! Hopefully my babies will be the correct breed! I actually ordered some red sex link and white leghorns also ( not that we don't have enough leg horns already! My husband loves them for some reason!)
     
  7. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How appropriate to have some of the plants be "hen and chicks" succulents. Very adorable and clever idea!

    TOB
     
  8. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    {_}_{_}_{_} shuddering{_}_{_}_{_} I, personally, won't buy from hatcheries again. JMHO.
    We did buy several ducks and several chickens from them early last year. New into poultry, so we didn't know much, but would NEVER do business with them again. Our ducks were fine, but we ordered several red sex links just to get to the minimum of 6. They went with a box and brought us back the closed box. We didn't look at them since we didn't want them escaping the box. Got home and 2 of the chickens were SO scraggly looking it was sad. Half the feathers missing. They did lay eggs, but with deformed and rough shells. I practically gave them away. I also didn't care for the personalities of the guys who ran the place. Everything was "In God's name", but they just came across as fast talkers. We also were charged over-the-top prices (I know, our fault), but was even charged $2 for the box they put the birds in. Really? Would NOT recommend them.
     
  9. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    Question tho regarding the hatchery chicks/ducks...is it just that hatchery or all hatcheries that you wouldn't buy from? Also, where do chicks/ducks come from that they sell at Tractor Supply?
     
  10. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked my local TSC last year what hatchery they came from, they thought it varied depending on the breed they were getting in that week. CountryMax, at least the Cortland one, orders from Cackle Hatchery.
    After reading the heartache some of the downstate NYers have had with shipped chicks, I am leery of ordering live chicks from a hatchery. Thought of a dead box of chicks keeps me from doing anything more than enjoying the breed desciptions and pictures from the hatchery. I know if I really wanted a certain breed, I can find it on here. Or buy eggs for a broody, or borrow some space in someone's incubator.
     

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