Orpingtons or ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by flytpm, May 1, 2009.

  1. flytpm

    flytpm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I get some older chicks in middle Tn? I'm not set up for lil chicks. I want a tame and gentle breed, not Bantams, that don't cost a lot. Considering orpingtons or sussexs but don't know how expensive they are. Just need about 4-5 hens for eggs. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    i just LOVE my orps

    so docile and sweet. I got them first and a couple weeks later some marans and a mixed breed. I was concerned the orps would get picked on since they are so docile but maybe since they were older than the rest they have the upper beak.
     
  3. flytpm

    flytpm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw some black Austalorps and believe those are what I want. Are they hard to find? You guys have been so helpful with my bantams and coop questions and i really appreciate it. Can't believe I'm selling my guns to build chicken coop and buy more chickens. Guess I'm addicted.
     
  4. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeah, definately. hahah a guy from tennessee selling his guns??????[​IMG]
    although you must have a lesser form of addiction...since you haven't done chicks yet!!!! hahahaha. I am only partly addicted as well. I have had chicks but havent hatched yet!! I think thats when it gets seriously addictive!! lol.
     
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  5. cugo18

    cugo18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeap it does get seriously addictive once eggs to be hatched are involed it is fun to wait ad see what comes out, but also sad and upsetting when you find out that they have also died inside the egg before the could come out and enjoy life. Good luck to you. I know I am having the time of my life waiting for the to come out on my second set of eggs to hatch. And when the babis get here it is such a great feeling to have little ones around.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to check the TN threads here on BYC. There are many of us on here and many breed. There is a TN trader thread also.
     
  7. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can send a pm to poultrylady here on BYC, she is in TN. Not familiar enought with the state to know exactly where, but she hatches out and sells a lot of chicks of different breeds. She may have something available you would be interested in. I would recommend her and I don't think she is outrageously priced either.
     
  8. cugo18

    cugo18 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry guys im not looking to get anymore babies i am hatching my own at this time maybe trying to get rid of a few myself have to many amaericanas anyone know who wants to buy any they are around 4 months old
     
  9. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cheapest and tamest hens are red sexlinked hens plus willout lay anyother breed. Would also be the easyest to find.
     

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