Poll: Where do you obtain your birds?

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by ChestnutRidge, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Mail order from hatchery

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  2. Mail order from breeder

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  3. Feed store

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  4. Hatched at home from shipped eggs

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  5. Hatched at home from local eggs

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  6. Hatched by friend or hatching service for you

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  7. Poultry swaps

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  8. Neighbors/friends/local BYC members

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  9. Picked up directly from breeder

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  10. Craisglist, newspaper listing, or similar

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  11. Other, please comment below

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  1. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to run a poll to practice for when I will need to poll BYC users to judge my Blue Chicken Contest!!!

    So, out of sheer curiosity, where have you most often obtained your birds? Inquiring minds want to know! [​IMG]
     
  2. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most often- In the mail from hatcheries

    Edit: Also from breeders.. and TSC
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  3. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    U.S.A.
    From several places:
    1) Our local TSC
    2) Chicken swaps held at our local TSC
    3) Hatcheries -- but we only did that once or twice.
    4) Fertile eggs, given or sold to us by acquaintances
     
  4. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    So far:

    1) feed store

    2) Mypetchicken.com
     
  5. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Exhibition breeders.
     
  6. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What a fast response! Thanks, guys! [​IMG]
    Try the poll buttons, too, and let me know if it works!

    Anyone else? [​IMG]

    ETA: I just voted. So cool - it's working!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  7. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually get mine from livestock auctions. Hens are cheap 5-8$ and around here they are usually in good health.
    Friends also sometimes sell me hens or some people just give me chickens for free.
     
  8. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    We got our chicks from the breeder. It was very close to our house too, only about half an hour away. Well, close-ish.
     
  9. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting! So far, it seems hatcheries or picking up birds from nearby breeders are the most popular choices. I hadn't heard of the poultry auction source, but that is a great idea!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  10. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    I got mine from the chicken store [​IMG]
     

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