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Poultry Hollow - Brush Creek, TN

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by oldchickenlady, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Has anyone bought chicks from Poultry Hollow in Brush Creek, TN? I was wanting to add some SLW to my little flock of 6 BO and 6 RIR's. I thought I would have to wait till next year but found an ad from this place on Craigslist. The SLW's he has are 5 weeks old. The ones I have are 8 weeks old. I know I will have to keep them separate for a while. I was just wondering if anyone on here had bought from this place and if the quality of his birds were good. I am going to go see them tomorrow. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
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  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Well, I told DH I found a place to get some SLW and his reply was "We don't need anymore chickens." He is right, but...[​IMG] they're so pretty! I really wanted some![​IMG] I may go look at his place anyway and see how he is set up and how his birds look. Then if anyone else is interested and wants to know, I could give a first hand informed opinion. Maybe I shouldn't press my luck...I have had such good success with the 12 I have. I really thought by now I would have lost some but I haven't. I would have to make a separate pen etc and I don't have enough wire to do that, soooo...I guess I wont get anymore birds:(
     
  4. qeqivah

    qeqivah Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Overton County, TN
    please let us know how your visit went.
     
  5. rocky41102

    rocky41102 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 31, 2010
    Tennessee
    Did you ever make it there to check it out? It's not too far from me but I can't find any reviews or much info on their farm...Thanks!
     
  6. fleur_d'lis

    fleur_d'lis New Egg

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    OK, folks. I went to Poultry Hollow and was shocked at the condition of his birds, the smell, the piles of dead birds, the feather losses, the lack of working waterers, and the overall condition. I questioned him and he said his "workers" hadn't been there yet and kept saying he was NPIP certified. Clearly the dead birds had been accumulating for more than a day and biosecurity was not enforced. NPIP, if not the humane society, needs to revisit this place. I am not a gentrified city girl, by the way, and am used to barnyard smells and litter, but this was beyond the pale. Sorry.
     
  7. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Very sad. [​IMG]
     
  8. rocky41102

    rocky41102 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 31, 2010
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    Perfect timing! Thanks for the update. I was just thinking about heading out there for some older chickens....Poor little chicks.
     
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  9. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] enuff said You aren't going to get what you ordered , had I known about byc before getting anything from from this gentlman I would have not done so . I really should have known better . But at least others are finding out about him .
     
  10. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was gonna say...we have a middle Tn Thread and I have heard not so good things about poultry hollow....they will sell you a bird and tell you its one thing when its something else....preys on the people who don't know...he sold a Cochin as a silkie.....so no I would say don't go there unless you know what you are looking for....
     

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