NY chicken lover!!!!

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

  1. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was JUST at JJ Feeds this afternoon picking up some things and I totally forgot to ask them about their chicks that will soon have. I know they had them last year and I believe I saw a sign up last month about them getting them this spring. I wonder if they get their's locally....
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    What is sad is I drove down to PA to Hinkjc farm and brought up chicks for folks. I posted all over this site if anyone wanted some and we would up. Only one person took me us on my offter. Her BO's are the best. The rooster I gave to a friend, he was super big and nice. Just saving on the gas alone then was worth having me pick them up for you, but no one wanted in.

    As for Brahmas I'd suggest buying egg to hatch.

    While I did order from Ideal and the chicks were ok and all survived.

    Heck I just sold hatching eggs and gave hatching eggs away. I have the marans that GF sells for $49 per chick, and I'm giving hatching eggs away? I've been all over the internet and some pf the pictures aren't really all that nice for this breed. I'm glad I didn't pay $49 a chick and would be leary of buying anything from GF or anyone touting them as a source. Of course what happens to them after they get them from GF is anyones guess. My BR's came from Kathy in MO. I've seen people pay plenty for her eggs and I just gave eggs away? These are not the skinny egg lines the hatcheries are pushing. My CR's are from Scott and his eggs sell for $50 dz on this site. Nice meat and egg birds.

    I offered hathcing eggs on CL for $12 dz but just can't bring myself to really let people pay that much.

    I had hoped to make another trip to PA this year but I have no use for BO's. My Lavs are nice as are the blks so once I start hatching from them I'll be all set.

    Ok I've said my piece,

    I hope everyone finds what they're looking for.

    Rancher
     
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    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry double posted.
     
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  4. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    If we don't hatch them, we eat them. Making bread pudding now. SO glad eggs are back!

    And Cass - I will have more chicks the end of March. Promise to only give you 4.


    or 14, 15, 16. Packing peanuts for that LOOOOONG drive home.... [​IMG]
     
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  5. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marque....One of the blue copper marans(Actually she turned out just blue, but man she is a friendly bird!) has gone broody. I intend to break her, but I will be hatching buckeyes soon, so I have a question: Does this breed typically hatch and brood well?
    Ginny
     
  6. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grow out the roosters and eat them. I really can't keep them all, but I have heard terrible things about hatcheries day old cockerels.
     
  7. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I can say is....they tasted really good...........
     
  8. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy, I do agree with you. I would not have gotten started in the madness if it weren't for my first few hatchery birds. Having said that, I will probably not buy from a hatchery ever again and encourage people to buy more local whenever possible. Especially with all the resources we have here!
     
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  9. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    and he was delicious! Cooked 10 hours in the crock pot. Over angel hair pasta and homemade chicken gravy with a few vegies. Delicious!
     
  10. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that J&J orders the chicks and they come by mail, I was there last year when Jen was leaving to pick some up from the PO. But there is a woman in the local area who has Speckled Sussex, and they are really big glossy, sweet birds. I can't speak to the fine points of conformation, since I don't know them, but really nice birds. J&J just refers people to her.
     

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