Tractor supply in my area told me that all of their chicks and ducklings come from one hatchery but I forgot the name of it. When I go back I'll ask again. Their just now getting ready to start chick days and I'm wanting ducklings but I only wanted 3 not 6. I would rather buy local if I can but I haven't found any yet. I bought my red sexlinks from TSC last year and all 6 are doing fine and laying like crazy. Of course I could just be one of the lucky ones who didn't have a problem so I won't endorse them just yet. I'd love to know how people who hatch their own chicks do in selling their chicks. Are you able to sell all of the chicks you don't want for yourself? I could totally see myself hatching 50 chicks and not being able to find enough homes for all of them. Is there enough demand out there to breed our own chickens so that more people can buy locally? Hatcheries seem like they are able to fill a niche of the demand for instant gratification in owning a specific breed of poultry. Unfortunately we are all slaves to the effects of capitalism. We want what we want now. I could easily go on one of these hatchery websites and buy the exact breed I'm looking for and have it shipped within a few days (or at least that's what they want us to believe). Maybe as more people start raising their own backyard chickens we won't need to use hatcheries or even TSC at all.