poll: how do you like to increase your flock?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarnChickyOO, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A. purchase chicks via feedstores/mailorder/online
    B. buy different birds at shows/swaps
    C.hatch your own in an incubator
    D. use a broody hen and let the chicken do all the work
    E. aquire new birds from friends
    F. other. Please explain!

    It will be interesting to see how everyone gets new birds!:yiipchick
     
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  2. My top choice now is A. F is/was also an option.
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    C. (and D when I have broodies)
     
  4. GreatPyrLover

    GreatPyrLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tend to always have a hen broody so I just let them do it, unfortunately they are not sexed and are mixed this way but Atleast I get babies!!
     
  5. LeenaB

    LeenaB Out Of The Brooder

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    C. has been the way I've been doing it. I just had a mid-december hatch and have some due hatch January 1st.
    E. I'd be open to at some point as I would like to bring in new genetics. And I'm thinking a new rooster at some point. I'd love a silkie rooster.
    F. Craigslist: I recently did for quail and ended up with some roughed up birds in over populated conditions. So I'm not a fan of it. But I've had great experiences with finding goats there. It may be a good place for getting chicks but not hens.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Broody hens are always my first preference. Buying day olds from the Grange or direct from the hatchery are second.
     
  7. Dwkuska

    Dwkuska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    # D
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I would have to go with
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  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    A and C, hoping for D, fostering purchased chicks or setting eggs from friends hens.
     
  10. PineShavings

    PineShavings Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually get my chicks buy ordering them online. Also, I try to make time to go to the flea market once a month, lots and lots of birds and livestock there to choose from!
     

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