Pullets or start with chicks?? in NW Washington State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gfamyr, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. gfamyr

    gfamyr New Egg

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    Concerned about ending up with roosters from chicks. What then? I will need to locate a home for them quickly because we can't have roosters where we live. Any recommendations of where to get pullets in NW Washington...or who does a really good job sexing the chicks?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] From Virginia!!!!! Glad you joined BYC!!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Go to the Social forum: "Where am I? Where are you!" and click on the Washington state thread. Perhaps someone there can help you locate some birds.
     
  4. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I got pullets since I was new to the whole chicken raising hobby and got them through Craigs List. That's a gamble, I know, but I corresponded with her several times and she seemed nice, helpful, and knowledgeable so I decided to take a chance. I got lucky as the girls were in great condition and have turned into great little layers.

    Pullets were the right choice for me to begin with and I've learned a lot since I got them. I now feel like I could handle dealing with chicks and incubation.

    Best of luck with whatever you decide!
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from another in washington state glad you joined us!
     
  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    The good news is, even if you are prohibited from having roosters, it's not like they start crowing right off the bat - you shouldn't have trouble getting rid of roosters on Craigslist. Good luck to you!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Welcome from the soggy side of Washington State.

    As for getting rid of unwanted roos there are a couple of places in Western Washington to get rid of them via auctions. As for getting sexed pullets, as far as I know there isn't anyone selling in the region on a commercial level. The closest hatchery is Dunlap in Idaho. If you are wanting to buy locally or at least closer to home I would recommend that you join in the Washingtonians thread here on BYC. We have one of the most active threads, and a number of breeders, plus a lot of experience on the thread.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/717207/washingtonians-come-together-washington-peeps
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California! Even hatcheries only have a 90% guarantee on sexed chicks, of course on my 1st order of chicks from My Pet Chicken I ended up with one of the 10% just my luck. My local feed store sells laying pullets (production reds) for $10 to $15. Not sure if you have anything like that near you, best of luck to you.
     

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